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Comfort Food: A Novel (IPPY Award Winner for Best Regional Fiction, West--Pacific)

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Independent Publisher Book Award Winner (Best Regional Fiction, West-Pacific)

A romantic academic, a self-assured young writer, an enigmatic musician, a slacker, a wealthy mountain climber, and a former heroin addict-characters whose lives intersect in the unique debut novel Comfort Food.

Stan Gillman-Reinhart is a graduate student at a small university in Bellingham, Washin
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 24th 2005 by Old Meadow Publishers, LLC
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Kathryn Coffman
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People 13+ craving novels about self individuality and discovery.
Having Noah Ashenhurst as my freshman year English teacher in high school instilled many positive and helpful English tips and tricks, helping to build my foundation for good writing. Not only is Ashenhurst a skilled and understanding teacher, he is a solid fiction writer, as proven in Comfort Food. This has become one of my favorite books over time, explaining the raw and real aspects of life for college-age kids. Now currently a college kid in the West, I identify even more with the trials and ...more
Robert Beveridge
Jan 10, 2008 rated it did not like it
Noah Ashenhurst, Comfort Food (Old Meadow Publishers, 2005)

I received a copy of Comfort Food back in the ice age, 2005. I was supposed to review it. I started reading it, and everything was going along swimmingly until a trip out to see my parents in the wilds of the Poconos-- where I misplaced the book. A year later, it turned up. Needless to say I'd forgotten everything I'd read of it previously, so I started over from scratch. So I'm a year late and quite a few dollars short, but I did finall
Jason Heath
Mar 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
What does it mean to “grow-up” especially for members of Generation X? How do we find love in a world that seems indifferent? Where and how do we find comfort, no matter what the cost to ourselves or others? These are some of the many themes that Noah Ashenhurst’s novel, Comfort Food, deals with. While these modern issues are not new, the way that Ashenhurst presents them, believably, with compassion, and imagination, is original. The novel involves six Generation-X characters (Stan, Del, Brian, ...more
Dec 16, 2012 rated it liked it
first I want to apologize I can only think in terms of "Mr. Ashenhurst" having had him as my creative writing teacher in high school. despite the fact that my friends and I goofed off quite a bit, I learned a lot from him. (and I feel like had I been paying better attention, perhaps he even occasionally read excepts from this book.) being one to have an insatiable curiosity about what other people do with their lives, when my teacher published a novel, I checked it out from the public library.

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I grew up in Boulder, Colorado and moved to Washington to attend Western Washington University where I earned a BA in history. After graduation, I moved back to Colorado where I worked various odd jobs--office clerk, landscaper, carpenter, "janitor," and SAT tutor--and eventually enrolled at the University of Colorado to earn my professional teaching certification. In 2001, my family and I moved b ...more
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