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Redding Up

Redding Up — The latest of Richard Snodgrass’ Books of Furnass Series. To learn more about Redding Up click here.

The House with Round Windows

Available now, published by Carnegie Mellon University Press

THE HOUSE WITH ROUND WINDOWS — A Memoir by Richard Snodgrass

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“Succinct and poignant, The House with Round Windows is a memoir that packs an emotional and visual punch as it peeps into “the Brothers Snodgrass’s” family world.”
— FOREWARD Reviews, January/February 2022

Critical Acclaim

For Richard Snodgrass’ Novels


Author &

Richard Snodgrass’s short stories and essays have appeared in the New England Review/Bread Loaf Quarterly, South Dakota Review, California Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is also a master photographer who has been artist-in-residence at LightWorks (University of Syracuse) and at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

In 1989, Viking published Snodgrass’s novel There’s Something in the Back Yard to critical acclaim: “Observe this mysterious book and be changed,” wrote Jack Stephens in the Washington Post Book World. Snodgrass is also the author of An Uncommon Field: The Flight 93 Temporary Memorial, published in September of 2011 by Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Kitchen Things: An Album of Vintage Utensils and Farm Kitchen Recipes, published in 2013 by Skyhorse and named one of the year’s “best books to get you thinking about food” by the Associated Press.

Richard Snodgrass lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife Marty and two indomitable female tuxedo cats, raised from feral kittens, named Frankie and Becca.

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"Crow" (カラス), a ca 1910-1911 vertical ōban, by Ohara Koson (小原 古邨, 1877 - 1945), a Japanese painter and print designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who was part of the shin-hanga (new prints) movement.(Click on the image to view the full picture.)Born in Kanazawa, Ohara Koson was famous as a master of kachō-e (bird and flower) designs. Throughout a prolific career, in which he created around 500 prints, he went by three different titles: Ohara Hōson (小原豊邨), Ohara Shōson (小原祥邨) and Ohara Koson (小原 古邨). ... See MoreSee Less
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“Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.”— Albert Camus ... See MoreSee Less
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The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. ~Ernest Hemingway (Book: A Farewell to Arms ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosBetween 1899 and her death, in 1962, Lora Webb Nichols created and collected some 24,000 negatives documenting life in her small Wyoming town—what is likely the largest photographic record of the era and region. The images lend an unfussy, often humorous, eye to the small textures and gestures of everyday life. See more of the collection: ... See MoreSee Less
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