The New Shenandoah is out

May 30, 2008

My essay, “The Bone Road,” is in the new issue of Shenandoah. Other writers in this edition include Ha Jin, David Kirby, Joyce Carol Oates, Albert Goldbarth, Margaret Gibson, Paul Zimmer, and many more. You can order a copy online or buy one at any fine bookstore.


Review at

May 16, 2008

The Enders Hotel received a very generous and thorough review at

“Schrand. . . proves himself a top-notch yarn spinner with this richly described, poignant memoir.” –Jenny Shank,

Review in High Country News

May 9, 2008

As a longtime subscriber to the High Country News, I was delighted to see my book get some traction in its pages. Review Excerpted below.

“Schrand’s personal story reflects larger cultural truths: The transitory lives of his grandfather and stepfather mirror those of the down-on-their luck drifters who gravitate to the hotel. . . Schrand’s memoir breaks new ground. . . [and] makes Soda Springs and towns like it finally matter.” —High Country News.

Essay Wins the Pushcart Prize

May 6, 2008

My essay, “Eleven Ways to Consider Air,” has just won the Pushcart Prize. The essay, which also won the 2006 Willard R. Espy Award, was first published in Ecotone, and will be reprinted in both the Pushcart Prize anthology, as well as in the forthcoming book, Borne on Air: Essays by Idaho Writers.