Coming in June 2020:
The Change: My Great American, Postindustrial, Midlife Crisis Tour

How do we survive changes we don't ask for but can't stop? This is the story of a woman on the verge of 50, with an elderly dog and an extremely tiny camper-trailer, on a tour of the parts of the U.S. that also seem to have seen better days. 

  

“In vivid, candid, layered prose, Soderlind takes us on a riveting journey to discover how and why what we love isn’t always what makes sense. As she sheds the things she cannot take with her, she finds that there can be light at the end of a tunnel, discovering a beginning that is not only good for her soul, but perhaps for America’s, writ large.”—Amy Bass, author of One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game that Brought A Divided Town Together

More details coming soon!

Chasing Montana: A Love Story

ISBN-978-0299217549

A rousing road story of dreams lost, found, lost again, re-found (sort of) and, finally, changed to fit reality...



A "beautiful memoir about disillusionment in America..."
(Salt Lake City Tribune)

A love song to the western landscape and to the many ghosts hidden in it.



Published by the University of Wisconsin Press, April 2006

Other work by Lori included in these:

The Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 1

Edited by Lee Gutkind

ISBN-978-0393330038

Best Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 1, contains my infamous (yes, I think you could call it that) essay, "66 Signs That The Former Student Who Invited You To Dinner Is Trying To Seduce You."

Something To Declare

Edited by Gillian Kendall

ISBN-978-0299233549

I'm proud that my essay "Hot Springs, Montana" is part of this anthology from the University of Wisconsin Press, which received a starred Booklist review for its literary content.

Friends Suzanne Parker and Tzivia Gover also have work in this collection.

New York Times Book Reviews

IF YOU FOLLOW ME

 

By Malena Watrous.

This is a novel about a young woman teaching English in Japan, which is not an easy place to pick up your pieces.

Read the review here.

JOURNAL OF AN ORDINARY GRIEF

 

By Mahmoud Darwish.

Translated by Ibrahim Muhawi.
Ordinary is a bitter understatement in this poetic memoir of a Palestinian losing his homeland.

Read the review here.

ESSAYS FROM THE NICK OF TIME

 

By Mark Slouka.
Slouka sees the world as it is and is becoming...and he gets grumpy. Here you'll find insights big, small and funny: remember when camcorders were edgy?

Read the review here.

THE VISITING SUIT

 

By Xiaoda Xiao.

This is a smart, haunting memoir of life inside a Mao-era prison camp in China, written in episodic chapters.

Read the review here.

MOURNING DIARY

By Roland Barthes.

Translated by Richard Howard.

In this posthumously published book, the great intellectual confronts grief in a series of notes to self.

Read the review here.

A BLAST FROM THE PAST

If you want to see copies of Lori's earliest journalistic efforts, you have to check her clip book--there are very few records from the 1980s on the internet! Here is one, though, published in the Elizabeth Daily Journal when Lori was, uh, 4 years old.​

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