Green’s delightfully whimsical memoir . . . is heartfelt,
filled with an intimate and welcoming charm.
Tom Lavoie, Shelf Awareness
Winner of a “Goldie” for creative nonfiction from the
Golden Crown Literary Society.
Curious about her enduring love for Richard Brautigan’s work, Allison Green embarks on a road trip tracing the route of his most famous work, Trout Fishing in America. As she travels, she examines the way we relate to the things that influence us―the ancestors who created us, the past that shaped us, the writers who changed the way we saw the world―and how these things intertwine to make us who we are. The Ghosts Who Travel With Me speaks to a forgotten generation while breaking the confines of traditional memoir.
Readers need not be a child of the sixties or a fan of Brautigan to appreciate this book. As she delights us with her rich explorations, Green leads us to examine how we are all shaped―and perhaps even haunted―by our earliest influences.
Eugene Weekly, Kory Bowlin, December 17, 2015
LA Review of Books, Jayne Guertin, November 10, 2015
Jessica Weber, August 31, 2015
Hippocampus, Emily Wick, August 1, 2015
Shelf Awareness, Tom Lavoie, June 23, 2015
FourCulture, Fred Pelzer, April 27, 2015
Rob McLennan, August 1, 2015
With Waverly Fitzgerald on her blog, September 13, 2015
With Michael Silverblatt at Bookworm, KCRW, August 27, 2015
With Kate Raphael of Women’s Magazine, KPFA, August 3, 2015
With Marcia Perlstein of Under the Rainbow, KPTZ, July 11, 2015
With Anne Rasmussen at Late Night Library, June 8, 2015
With John Maher at Outcryer, June 8, 2015
With Rob McLennan at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, May 3, 2015