Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir

Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir

From Aspen Matis, author of the acclaimed true story Girl in the Woods, comes a bold and atmospheric memoir of a woman who—in searching for her vanished husband—discovers deeper purpose.

Aspen’s and Justin’s paths serendipitously aligned on the Pacific Crest Trail when both were walking from Mexico to Canada, separately and alone—both using thru-hiking in hopes of escaping their pasts. Both sought to redefine themselves beneath the stars. By the time they made it to the snowy Cascade Range of British Columbia—the trail’s end—Aspen and Justin were in love.

Embarking on a new pilgrimage the next summer, they returned to those same mossy mountains where they’d met, and they married. They built a world together, three years of a happy marriage. Until a cold November morning, when, after kissing Aspen goodbye, Justin left to attend the funeral of a close friend.

He never came back. As days became weeks, her husband’s inexplicable absence left Aspen unmoored. Shock, grief, fear, and anger battled for control—but nothing prepared her for the disarming truth. A revelation that would lead Aspen to reassess not only her own life but that of the disappeared as well.

The result is a brave and inspiring memoir of secrets kept and unearthed, of a vanishing that became a gift: a woman’s empowering reclamation of unmitigated purpose in the surreal wake of mystifying loss.

Title:Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir
Edition Language:English
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    Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir Reviews

  • Leigh Swain Tilman

    Self-indulgent, self-absorbed, overwritten. So many words for such a dull, self-obsessed life. I don’t know that I’ve ever disliked anyone more after having read their story. Unless you are intere...

  • Karen

    Aspen meets Justin while on her famous trek from Mexico to Canada, detailed in her first memoir Girl in the Woods. Falling in love at 19, she is excited to share her life with this handsome, mysteriou...

  • Edward H Barfield

    Fiction or no-fiction? Could be either.Well done. Have your tissue available for a few places in the book. As well as this is written makes one want to go and read other books by this author....

  • Elizabeth

    This isn’t the worst book I’ve ever read, but it’s one of my most hated. I can’t remember ever reading a book with a more selfish, immature character, and it’s even more depressing to know s...

  • Rachel

    This author seems incapable of writing about any event in her life without adding a bunch of unneeded fluff description. For example she writes about her parents taking her to an apple store to buy he...

  • Tejas Janet

    A beautifully moving story of personal transformation and growth. Sometimes the language, more so in the early chapters, was on the flowery side. But the writing grows more powerful and transcendent w...

  • Daniel Jordan

    I tore through this book!Simultaneously mysterious and atmospheric, Matis brought me into her world through every page. Her raw candor was refreshing and bold introspection was both confronting and he...

  • Rachel

    Well written, but boringI applaud the author for revealing her pain . That said, the book could have been 100 pages shorter. Girl suffers trauma, enters horribly codependent relationship to cope with ...

  • Dean Ryan

    The best book I’ve read all year....

  • Nancy J. Lach

    This was an interesting read. While I’m not a fan of flowery, adjective laden writing, this was an exception. I did sometimes bypass short beautiful passages though. I should have jotted down some o...