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Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana
By Tom Watson and Jim McGarrah, editors

Famed Indiana writer and wit George Ade once observed that a Hoosier seemed often to be a “puzzling combination of shy provincial, unfettered democrat and Fourth of July orator,” as well as being a storyteller by reason of being born in the state. What it means today to make a home in the nineteenth state is examined in the IHS Press’s collection Home Again: Essays and Memoirs from Indiana. Editors Tom Watson and Jim McGarrah have brought together some of the state’s finest writers to reflect on such themes as family and security. The tone of the essays collected in Home Again range from the pastoral to humorous and explore such subjects as the Amish, hardware stores, lakes, unlocked doors, urban sprawl, and more.

Softcover, 206 pages. IHS Press, 2006. ISBN 9780871951984.


About the author
Tom Watson is an online instructor of writing for Indiana University. His essays have appeared in such publications as Peninsula: Essays and Memoirs from Michigan. Jim McGarrah is the author of Running the Voodoo Down, and A Temporary Sort of Peace. He teaches creative writing at the University of Southern Indiana.


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