Wabash Prize for Nonfiction 2013 Sneak Peek!

Here’s a little taste of Richard Froude’s winning essay, “Things To Do In Denver When You’re Dead.” “The truth is I have not been sleeping well. My wife and I are expecting our first child in three month’s time. For the first fifteen weeks I was convinced that both she and the baby were going … Continue reading Wabash Prize for Nonfiction 2013 Sneak Peek!

Family History (an excerpt)

BY AMY HOLWERDA When the doctor told me, days after I had been spread eagle in his stirrups feeling him scrape, scrape, scrape inside me, that it was the early stages of cancer, he was full of questions. “Does cancer run in your family?” “Yes, I think so,” I said, telling him about Grandpa. “I … Continue reading Family History (an excerpt)


BY REBECCA EPSTEIN The house where I grow up is an expansive split-level with slippery wooden staircases and rooms that seem too large and too chilly. The house is built on what was once the inner slope of a ravine, now a steep street that winds back and forth and downwards in the same places … Continue reading THE FUN RIDE