Michael Pearson


Innocents Abroad Too
Two journeys around the world on board ship....

"Not just a wonderful travel book, but a fusion of experience and imagination that leaves the reader both moved and wiser."
-- Peter Meinke, author of The Contracted World: New and Selected Poems

"A compelling narrative of traveling...an enlightening and delightful look into great literature."
-- Lee Gutkind, editor of Creative Nonfiction

"Pearson reminds us what travel literature means: the finest writing along with the experience of sharing a journey. With the best modern travel writers -- Iyer and Raban -- Pearson reminds us that the strongest, most lasting travel moments are truly the personal ones."
-- Larry Silver, author of Rembrandt, Hieronumus Bosch, and Art in History

Shohola Falls
“A refreshingly unique viewpoint... a memorable modern-day story with evocative echoes of the past”

“A journey every bit as exciting as Huck’s own”
--The Ft. Myers News-Press

Shohola Falls is rooted in a fascinating literary conceit”
--The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

“Adventures of Huckleberry Finn revisited and updated”
--Mark Twain Forum

Dreaming of Columbus: A Boyhood in the Bronx
“Pearson’s stories... have about them not only the cherished patina of memory but also the wry recollection that the things we remember aren’t always the way things were”

“Poignant and insightful”
--The New York Times

“Michael Pearson is one of our nations’ finest memoirists. Dreaming of Columbus... should give him the reputation among American writers he so richly deserves”
--Willie Morris, former editor of Harper’s.

Imagined Places: Journeys into Literary America
Imagined Places will stand with such distinguished surveys as The Experience of Place by Tony Hiss and a Writer’s America by Alfred Kazin”
--The New York Times Book Review

“Pearson has done what we would all like to do. Armed with a solid understanding of the work of Frost, Faulkner, O’Connor, Hemingway, Twain, and Steinbeck, he sets out to visit the physical sites these authors used to shape their literary geographies”
--Library Journal