On Homesickness A Plea One day Jesse Donaldson wakes up in Portland Oregon and asks his wife to uproot their life together and move to his native Kentucky As he searches for the reason behind this sudden urge Donaldson

  • Title: On Homesickness: A Plea
  • Author: JesseDonaldson
  • ISBN: 9781946684004
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback
  • One day, Jesse Donaldson wakes up in Portland, Oregon, and asks his wife to uproot their life together and move to his native Kentucky As he searches for the reason behind this sudden urge, Donaldson examines both the place where he was born and the life he s building The result is a hybrid part memoir, part meditation on nostalgia, part catalog of Kentucky history and mOne day, Jesse Donaldson wakes up in Portland, Oregon, and asks his wife to uproot their life together and move to his native Kentucky As he searches for the reason behind this sudden urge, Donaldson examines both the place where he was born and the life he s building The result is a hybrid part memoir, part meditation on nostalgia, part catalog of Kentucky history and myth Organized according to Kentucky geography, with one passage for each of the commonwealth s 120 counties, On Homesickness examines whether we can ever return to the places we ve called home.

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    1. Sometimes books find you, as is the case with this gem by Jesse Donaldson. I'll be upfront and say I do not think I can give this book a fair assessment. It speaks so much to the tangle of emotions I'm working through as Kentuckian who recently returned home that I love it most because of the serendipitous nature in which we met, and because Donaldson gives words to many of my own feelings. Donaldson excels at probing the nostalgia he harbors for the Bluegrass without falling into hyperbole or s [...]

    2. Delves into all 120 KY counties with some history, loads of nostalgia, and family conflict as well. Recommend to any Kentuckian.

    3. I am not sure I can think about this rationally. Like the story in this memoir, I take place in Kentucky. Like the author, I moved away from my childhood home. Like him, I was melancholy to leave it. Like him, I am a writer. Unlike Mr. Jesse Donaldson, who I had the pleasure of meeting in person a few weeks ago, I returned. I moved to New York City after college. My younger brother died six months before I took flight for the city, but I still went through with it. Before all of this, I complain [...]

    4. Ernest Hemingway said there is nothing to writing; all you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. Donaldson takes this advice to heart, pouring his heart and soul into this memoir.Dancing in turn as a love letter, plea, nostalgia and history, On Homesickness details Donaldson's pining for Kentucky, the land of his birth. Tying a paragraph to each of the state's 120 counties (some pages directly relate to the county, some don't), he recounts his please to his wife to return home with him. On H [...]

    5. On Homesickness is a beautiful lyric essay the explores the complexities of missing a place with nuance & grace. Read my review of Jesse's book on The Collapsar:thecollapsar/blog/2017/10

    6. As a Kentucky expat, I am more than a little biased as I see many of my own feelings about my home state described perfectly by the author. Even if I wasn't biased, I found the prose to be beautiful and sparse - a love letter to Kentucky, the author's wife and their child.

    7. A fun read for all Kentucky natives and anyone that has ever moved due to need/want of a new spouse.

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