Creative Writing and Literary Arts
Born in Chicago, Andromeda Romano-Lax worked as a freelance journalist and travel writer before turning to fiction. Her first novel, The Spanish Bow, was translated into eleven languages and was chosen as a New York Times Editors' Choice, BookSense pick, and one of Library Journal's Best Books of the Year. She is a recipient of awards and fellowships from the Alaska Council on the Arts, the Marine Biological Laboratory, the National Association for Interpretation, the Alaska Press Club, and the Rasmuson Foundation, which named her an Artist Fellow in 2009. Additionally, Andromeda co-founded and teaches for a non-profit organization, the 49 Alaska Writing Center.
| ||The Detour|
Ernst Vogler is twenty-six years old in 1938 when he is sent to Rome by his employer-the Third Reich's Sonderprojekte, which is collecting the great art of Europe and bringing it to Germany for the Fuhrer. The Detour is a bittersweet novel about artistic obsession, misplaced idealism, detours, and second chances, set along the beautiful back-roads of northern Italy on the eve of war.
| ||The Spanish Bow|
"I was almost born happy." So begins The Spanish Bow and the remarkable history of Feliu Delargo, who just misses being "Feliz" by a misunderstanding at his birth, which he barely survives. The accidental bequest of a cello bow from his dead father sets Feliu on the course of becoming a musician, unlikely given his beginnings in a dusty village in Catalonia. The Spanish Bow is a haunting fugue of music, politics, and passion set against half a century of Spanish history, from the tail end of the nineteenth century up through the Spanish Civil War and World War II.
| ||How to Rent a Public Cabin in Southcentral Alaska|
This book covers every public cabin and hut in Southcentral Alaska, a triangular region whose west point is Kodiak Island, east point Cordova, and north point is Denali State Park. Each listing includes: a complete description of each cabin, type of structure, sleeping facilities, and cooking, heating, outhouse, and water availability.
| ||Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez: A Makeshift Expedition Along Baja's Desert Coast|
Inspired by Steinbeck's famous 1940 book The Log from the Sea of Cortez, the author quickly proves herself an experienced and lyrical guide to one of North America's most unusual and rugged places. Her vivid descriptions of the abundant marine life turn readers into armchair naturalists.