The Ghosts Who Travel with Me

Green’s delightfully whimsical memoir . . . is heartfelt,
filled with an intimate and welcoming charm.

Tom Lavoie, Shelf Awareness

cover final

Winner of a “Goldie” for creative nonfiction from the
Golden Crown Literary Society.

Available from Indie Bound, Elliott Bay Book Company, and other booksellers online.

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.

As much fun as I had reading The Ghosts Who Travel with Me, I also found myself challenged and provoked and asked to grapple with the legacies of my own ancestors, literary and otherwise.

Joe Wilkins

Charming, wry, and elliptical.Vastly entertaining.

Diana Abu-Jaber

One of the many pleasures of reading this book is imagining what Brautigan himself would make of it―surely he would appreciate it as a kind of homage; more importantly, its rich and intelligent navigations would show him so much about what has changed and what has stayed the same in the world he left behind.

Peter Rock

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.
Melanie Hoffert

I loved the read. It’s Brautiganesque, without leaning too hard on its source novel, and Green is a canny tour guide. She says, “It’s hard to stop the wheels once they’re turning.” It’s also hard to stop these pages turning, and you might want to travel this road with her more than once.

Corey Mesler


Eugene Weekly, Kory Bowlin, December 17, 2015

LA Review of Books, Jayne Guertin, November 10, 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 John Maher at Outcryer, June 8, 2015

1 Response to The Ghosts Who Travel with Me

  1. Pingback: Path to Publication: Allison Green | Waverly Fitzgerald

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s