Love America by Jenny Robin Jones
In Love America, author Jenny Robin Jones explores the question, ‘What is America?’ which takes the author on a journey from the desert lands of Toes and Sante Fe in New Mexico.
Travelling with a companion, she sets out on a literary trail, following the same paths as DH Lawrence, Willa Cather, Georgia O’Keeffe, Dorothy Brett, Ansel Adams, Dennis Hopper and many others. She follows the memory of these great writers and artists, and she also encounters the Pueblo people and their vibrant culture.
This is an intensely personal journey that is wide-ranging, and it looks at the intersections between fiction, art, culture and history in this journey of ‘travel roulette.’ While being a personal journey, it’s also a literary journey, so it will appeal to those interested in literature, travel and other cultures.
‘All my life, the idea of America had occupied a space in my psyche…I needed to see it. I needed to find a way to live with it and not despair. I needed to update my idea of America,’ says Jenny.
Love America is beautifully written, a rich literary book full of discovery – a journey full of surprises.
Reviewer: Karen McMillan