SWEEP OUT THE ASHES by Mary Clearman Blew We are excited to announce that Mary Clearman Blew’s latest novel, Sweep Out the Ashes, is now available from the University of Nebraska Press. The novel follows Diana Karnov as she unearths the dark side of the American narratives we take for granted while balancing the realities of life as a young woman in the 1970’s rural West. Diana becomes obsessed with learning the truth about the father she can’t remember, leading her to discover new relationships and gaps between her knowledge of herself and her knowledge of the world. Blew’s essay, “What My Hands Knew” appeared in the Summer 2015 issue, Mary Clearman Blew grew up in Montana and received her BA and MA from the University of Montana, and her PhD from the University of Missouri. She has published multiple fiction and nonfiction books, including the novel Ruby Dreams of Janice Joplin and the memoir This Is Not the Ivy League. She has won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, The Western Literature Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award, and the Mahan Award for contributions to Montana literature. Currently, Blew serves as professor emerita of English at the University of Idaho.