From our house is the luminous and uniquely american memoir of lee martin born into a farming family the same year his father unexpectedly lost both hands lees father once known for doing a good turn for his neighbors changed that afternoon in the cornfields becoming an embittered hardened man. He has also published three memoirs from our house and turning bones and such a life his first book was the short story collection the least you need to know he is the co editor of passing the word writers on their mentors. Martins memoir evokes the secrecy of family violence and the isolation of growing up in a rural community this is a touching and honest portrayal of family life violence disappointment and coming of age booklist booklist a lyrical finely wrought memoir of grief pain and joy chicago tribune chicago tribune martin has . Reviewed by mark steinwachs from our house a memoir by lee martin dutton 2000 193 pages cloth 2195 there is a moment two thirds into lee martins affecting from our house when the author is shooting basketbau and the old tensions between truth and uterary truth resurface. From our house a memoir by lee martin be the first to review this item while lee martin was still a baby his father once a robust generous man lost both hands in a farming accident this candid memoir reveals how lee
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