Synopses & Reviews
Olmstead journeys back to his youth on his grandfather's New Hampshire dairy farm to confront the ghosts that continue to afflict him, laying bare the acute pain of his father's alcoholism and the decline of his grandfather, the family patriarch. Authentic, intimate, and intense, Stay Here with Me
is about growing up and leaving home and about the acts of rebellion that free the body even as they bind the soul to a place forever.
"Written with great-hearted love and compassion in a language full of human longing and frailty, this is a book for anyone who was once young. "-Kirkus Reviews
"Robert Olmstead's fourth novel is his best so far "-The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Hailed as one of the most original voices in contemporary fiction by Raymond Carver, Lorrie Moore, and Tobias Wolff, Robert Olmstead is the author of three novels, a memoir, and a collection of stories. He has been a logger, a farmer, and a teacher, among other professions. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts grant, he lives in Ohio.