Award-winning writer, teacher
and scholar

Echo Montgomery

How many words are enough to speak the language of bicycles?” asks Laura Madeline Wiseman to open a collection of essays that explores the beauty of making one’s way through the world by bike, human and machine working in unison. In essays at once questioning and nostalgic, Wiseman reflects on trips through the bucolic Midwest and the bike trails of the Southwest, weaving these travels with stories of her father and her steadfast canine companion. Much like the act of riding, A Bicycle’s Echo asks readers to cycle through a collage of landscape and memory, undertaking a journey of space, self, and spirit.

—Sarah Fawn Montgomery, author of Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir