"Pearson recounts, in a series of charming informal essays, his experiences visiting six places with literary associations—Frost's Vermont, Faulkner's Mississippi, Flannery O'Connor's Georgia, Hemingway's Key West, Steinbeck's California, and Twain's Missouri. . . . Pearson's descriptions and interviews are first-rate. . . . A pleasant read, full of rich anecdote and detail."—Kirkus Reviews
"An unusual mix of travel and autobiography in which [Pearson] reluctantly comes of age. . . . Imagined Places will stand with such distinguished surveys as The Experience of Place by Tony Hiss; Frederick Turner's Spirit of Place and Beyond Geography: A Writer's America by Alfred Kazin"—New York Times Book Review
Michael Pearson teaches creative writing and American literature at Old Dominion University. He has published essays and stories in The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Creative Nonfiction, among many others. He is the author of six nonfiction books including Dreaming of Columbus: A Boyhood in the Bronx.
6 x 9, 344 pages