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By the Iowa Sea A Memoir

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ISBN-10: 1451636067

ISBN-13: 9781451636062

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joe Blair

List price: $25.99
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This vivid memoir about the heartbreaks and ecstasies of marriage, fatherhood, and small-town Midwestern life is “so raw and true you’ll gasp” (O, The Oprah Magazine).After his first cross-country motorcycle trip, Joe Blair believed he had discovered his true calling. He would travel. He would never cave in to convention. He would never settle down.Fifteen years later, Joe finds himself living in Iowa, working as an air-conditioning repairman and spending his free time cleaning gutters, taxiing his children, and contemplating marital infidelity. When the Iowa River floods, transforming the familiar streets of his small town into a terrible and beautiful sea, he begins to question the path…    
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 3/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Joe Blair is a pipefitter who lives in Coralville, Iowa, with his wife and four children. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Iowa Review.