Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay 2019 Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Lesbian Memoir/Biography Silver Winner for Essays in 2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards
Mining her own life and those of others, Sarah Viren considers the contingencies of ownership alongside the realities of loss in this debut essay collection.
2018 Southwest Book Design and Production Award for Best in Show 2018 Southwest Book Design and Production Award for Trade Book, Illustrated
Following the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the early 1500s, Franciscan, Dominican, and Augustinian friars fanned out across the central and southern areas of the country, founding hundreds of mission churches and monasteries to evangelize the Native population. This book documents more than 120 of these remarkable sixteenth-century sites in duotone black-and-white photographs.
Recipient of the Honorable Mention in Memoir from the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards
By chronicling her migratory adulthood alongside the similarly unpredictable history of Sawbill Lodge, this memoir offers a resonant meditation on home, family, environment, and the human desire for place in the inherently mobile twenty-first century.