Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. The luminous tale of a writer's long love affair with an armful of books. In this gorgeous memoir Dawn Potter considers her personal relationship with the books she has read and reread over the course of her life—works by Leo Tolstoy, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and many others. Weaving a daily life into a reading life, THE VAGABOND'S BOOKSHELF is a celebration of our deep yet mutable relationship to literature and the world. Excerpts from the THE VAGABOND'S BOOKSHELF have appeared in journals such as the Southern Review and the Threepenny Review. Dawn's previous memoir, Tracing Paradise: Two Years in Harmony with John Milton, won the 2010 Maine Literary Award for Nonfiction.
Dawn Potter directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. She is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, and she lives in Portland, Maine.