Search - List of Books by Melissa Holbrook Pierson

Melissa Holbrook Pierson, born December 14, 1957 in Akron, Ohio, is a writer and essayist of non-fiction. She is a life-long motorcycle enthusiast and this is reflected in many of her books. Her works are often explorations of personal experience, extended into general social commentary and history.

When asked in an interview, "Do you consider yourself a travel writer, a kind of “place writer,” a nature writer, or..." Pierson answered, "All of those things. I don’t think of myself as fitting into a category. But I had to be careful in all of my books not to repeat things, because I have these ideas, and though the subjects were disparate, the same idea would come up through different portals. " The Place You Love is Gone was described by Anthony Swofford in The New York Times Book Review as, "the punk rock girl sitting in the rear pews at church, offering a counternarrative: what she says about the patriarchy and the raping of the land (and the Indians and dairy farmers and denizens of small towns in upstate New York) is true but the priests (elected politicians and water managers and ambitious city planners) wish her parents would drag the girl home; the organ player pipes louder in order to drown the punk's anti-establishment rant."

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Total Books: 12
The Secret History of Kindness Learning from How Dogs Learn
The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing Long-Distance Motorcycling's Endless Road
The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing Long-Distance Motorcycling's Endless Road
2011 - The Man Who Would Stop at Nothing Long-distance Motorcycling's Endless Road (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393079043
ISBN-10: 039307904X
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Place You Love Is Gone Progress Hits Home
2007 - The Place You Love Is Gone Progress Hits Home (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393329285
ISBN-10: 0393329283
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction
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The Place You Love Is Gone
2006 - The Place You Love Is Gone [Progress Took It Away] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393057393
ISBN-10: 0393057399
Genre: Nonfiction
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Dark Horses and Black Beauties Animals Women a Passion
2002 - Dark Horses and Black Beauties Animals Women a Passion (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781862074859
ISBN-10: 1862074852
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Dark Horses and Black Beauties Animals Women a Passion
Dark Horses and Black Beauties Animals Women A Passion
2000 - Dark Horses and Black Beauties Animals Women a Passion (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393049473
ISBN-10: 0393049477
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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The Perfect Vehicle What it is About Motorcycles
1998 - The Perfect Vehicle What It Is About Motorcycles (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781862071193
ISBN-10: 1862071195
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Perfect Vehicle What It is about Motorcycles
1998 - The Perfect Vehicle What It Is About Motorcycles (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393318098
ISBN-10: 0393318095
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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The Perfect Vehicle What It Is About Motorcycles
1997 - The Perfect Vehicle What It Is About Motorcycles (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780393040647
ISBN-10: 039304064X
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Dark Horses and Black Beauties Animals Women a Passion
Dark Horses and Black Beauties Animals Women a Passion (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781862074224
ISBN-10: 1862074224
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