Mary Allen, author of THE DEEP LIMITLESS AIR - an in-person Boswell event

Mary Allen, author of THE DEEP LIMITLESS AIR - an in-person Boswell event

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2559 North Downer Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Mary Allen, author of THE DEEP LIMITLESS AIR - an in-person Boswell event

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Boswell presents an evening with Mary Allen, author of The Deep and Limitless Air. In conversation with Rochelle Melander, author of Write-A-Thon.

In this tour-de-force collection of interconnected personal essays, written with startling simplicity and perfectly observed detail, Allen reflects on past loves, friends, life with and without family; on meditation, obsession, and insomnia; and on the humans and animals, spiritual questions and personal dilemmas that absorb her attention. She poses and answers narrative questions large and small. Will she and her father get those honeybees into their new hive while her rageful mother watches from the house? Is someone like the Wizard of Oz orchestrating her recurring dreams? How will she overcome her fears of flying and public speaking to give a speech in New York? And what is that pair of purple panties doing in the middle of the Mojave Desert where she is completely lost?

From Jo Ann Beard, author of Festival Days: "Mary Allen's effortlessly original voice addresses the reader with startling simplicity and moral clarity... Simply put, read this book. Allen's beguiling and brilliant writing will leave you exhilarated."

Mary Allen is the author of The Rooms of Heaven. She received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 2002. Her work has appeared in Poets & Writers, Library Journal, Spoon River Poetry Review, and more. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has taught at the University of Iowa.

Rochelle Melander is a speaker, a professional certified coach, and the author of Mightier Than the Sword, her debut book for children.

Click here to purchase your copy of The Deep Limitless Air. Signed copies and personalization available on pre-orders. Please note that signed copies will not be shipped until after the event.

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