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Jennifer Wilson

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Jennifer Wilson is a reporter and editor who's worked for Esquire, National Geographic Traveler, No Depression, Traditional Home, Gourmet and many other national magazines and newspapers.

RUNNING AWAY TO HOME (St. Martin's Press) is about the time her family returned to live in the Croatian mountain village of her ancestors. It was chosen as Best Nonfiction Book in 2012 by the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Her second book, WATER, is a novel about love, sex, and nitrate poisoning. It is available for pre-order now at http://ow.ly/VX8un.

She lives and writes in Iowa, the state that gave you Barack Obama and brought gay marriage to the Heartland. You're welcome.


Often what I miss about our year away is that closeness as a family.


Yes, it could get annoying to be surrounded by my people 24/7. Claustrophobic even. But after we came home, life swept us back into its current. Though we make an effort to stay tight, I think a certain degree of separation is inevitable over the years. I suppose it’s natural to let nostalgia color that time. “Remember when we...

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“Just find someone who can stamp your papers as many times as possible. Stamp it all, with any stamp you can find. It doesn’t matter what type of stamp it is.”
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