Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
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We own a 1975 GMC Sierra Grande 15 in Maine and a 1986 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 in West Texas. Also a pair of 1997 Volvo 850 wagons. Average age in the fleet is 28 years--we're recycling. I've published 3 novels: THE LAW OF DREAMS (2006), THE O'BRIENS (2012), and CARRY ME (2016). Also 2 short story collections: NIGHT DRIVING(1987) and TRAVELLING LIGHT (2013). More of my literary life is at I was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study for 2012-13. I'm an adjunct professor at Colorado College and in the MFA program at Queens University of Charlotte. In 2015-16 I was a Fellow at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Autoliterate office is in Car Talk Plaza in Harvard Square, 2 floors above Dewey Cheatem & Howe. SUBSCRIBE TO THE AUTOLITERATE DAILY EMAIL by hitting the button to the right.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

from Alex Emond, in southern Saskatchewan: "Here are some images from Eastend (see Wallace Stegner's Wolf Willow) and just a little north-west along the Frenchman River . 
I poked my nose into the semi-ghost town of Ravenscrag . No stores , no services but tons of history and so damn beautiful .
This Fargo truck is not really that far gone ... compared to a lot of "restoration " projects ... the body is really nice . As for these other relics, from the mid-30's... they look fine just where they are .
Jack's Cafe is still going strong ... newer Greek owners but the interior still has that wrap around folk art mural with the history of the S.W. shown , from Buffalo Jump to windmills , tractors and schools. A la Grandma Moses .
There is a tiny Anglican Church tucked away on a residential street that has a lot going for it but it needs some work and soon. Hope they can scrape up a few dollars and get busy. Cheers"--

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