Hamilton-Gottlieb – Traveling Light

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About the Book

In July, 1990, three women friends from California join RAGBRAI: The Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. Addie, a hard-driving saleswoman, has not been back to her home state since a painful exit thirty years ago. Mag shares Addie’s Iowa heritage, but has none of her self-confidence. She’s haunted by a recurring dream that leaves her fearing for her sanity. Claire, a native Californian, is a college professor with an analytical view of the world, a passion for houses, and a penchant for flighty men.

Ten thousand strong, RAGBRAI is a traveling international city. Riding the blue highways and camping in small towns along the route, the friends confront rough terrain, inclement weather, their own physical limitations, and major life issues. In the process, they learn from one another, from the past, and from the land.

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Book Details

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Culicidae Press (November 15, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback and Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 238 pages
ISBN ‏ : ‎ 978-1683150732 (paperback)
978-1683150794 (hardcover)
ASIN  : B0CLKYQ541 (Kindle)
Item Weight ‏ : ‎
14.9 ounces (paperback)
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.54 x 9 inches

About the Author

Rose Hamilton-Gottlieb grew up on a 120-acre Iowa farm and spent most of her adult life in California, where she raised two daughters. After becoming a widow in 2014, she moved back to her home state, where she now lives in Ames, Iowa.

She received a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in American Studies from California State University. She’s a former college lecturer in History and American Studies. Twenty-nine of her short stories have been published, mostly in small literary journals. A few credits include The Chicago Tribune (as a finalist in the 2006 and 2011 Nelson Algren Awards); and three Papier Mache Press anthologies, At Our Core; Generation to Generation; and Grow Old Along with Me the Best is Yet to be. A short story, called “Aerodynamic Integrity,” based on a chapter in Traveling Light, was published by Papier Mache Press and Aethlon: The Journal of Sports Literature.


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