Using Trace for Courses & Common Reads

Trace has been chosen as the First-Year Book at Washington College and as a college-wide Common Read at Keene State College.

Trace is being adopted for courses in Creative Writing, English, Environmental Studies, History, Africana Studies, American Studies, Geography, & Indigenous Studies—at Amherst College, Haverford College, Pomona College, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Syracuse University, and the University of Arizona.

I’m also pleased to say that Trace is being used by working groups, libraries, and community programs engaged in Environmental Studies, Cultural Studies, and Community Activism.  Now that the book is out in paperback this has become easier to do.


Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape, by Lauret SavoyGroup Readings of Trace fit well for syllabi covering some of these areas of interest:

  • Those seeking to understand their own stories as part of the American experience
  • Those considering the cross-roads of history, nature, and culture
  • Readers of
    • memoir and narrative nonfiction
    • American studies and history
    • environmental history
    • “race” and ethnicity studies
    • environmental and social justice
    • cultural criticism
    • nature writing
    • history of ideas

If you are an educator in need of an examination copy, you can request a reading copy by contacting Dory Athey at Counterpoint Press:

To order copies through your campus or local independent bookstore, please ask the store manager to contact distributor Publishers Group West, a division of the Ingram Publishing Group: | 866.400.5351