Nowhere for Very Long

The Unexpected Road to an Unconventional Life

by Brianna Madia

On Sale: 04/11/2023

Nowhere for Very Long

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Nowhere for Very Long

The Unexpected Road to an Unconventional Life

by Brianna Madia

On Sale: 04/11/2023

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In this beautifully written, vividly detailed memoir, a young woman chronicles her adventures traveling across the deserts of the American West in an orange van named Bertha and reflects on an unconventional approach to life.

A woman defined by motion, Brianna Madia bought a beat-up bright orange van, filled it with her two dogs Bucket and Dagwood, and headed into the canyons of Utah with her husband. Nowhere for Very Long is her deeply felt, immaculately told story of exploration—of the world outside and the spirit within.

However, pursuing a life of intention isn’t always what it seems. In fact, at times it was downright boring, exhausting, and even desperate—when Bertha overheated and she was forced to pull over on a lonely stretch of South Dakota highway; when the weather was bitterly cold and her water jugs froze beneath her as she slept in the parking lot of her office; when she worried about money, her marriage, and the looming question mark of her future. But Brianna was committed to living a life true to herself, come what may, and that made all the difference.

Nowhere for Very Long is the true story of a woman learning and unlearning, from backroads to breakdowns, from married to solo, and finally, from lost to found to lost again . . . this time, on purpose.

Critical Praise

"Madia’s insights drill deep, as does her knack for carving beauty out of pain. Armchair adventurers will be inspired by this spirited story.”  — Publishers Weekly

“Madia is a skillful writer and a talented storyteller. Every story has moments of crisis, and Madia's is no different. But her telling of it shines with a depth of reflection that may surprise and will certainly inspire readers." — Shelf Awareness

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063047990
  • ISBN 10: 0063047993
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 04/11/2023
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC2 : TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure
  • BISAC3 : SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
  • BISAC4 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers

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