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
ISBN:9781799753605
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    Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir Reviews

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Laurel Michelle

    This was a great follow-up to her first book. The story was captivating and it was very eloquently written. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sharon Pecci

    I finished this book a few nights ago, but I’m having a hard time putting into words my feelings about it. It was so beautifully written, but the story was one that was hard to hear. Aspen Mattis sh...

  • Katherina

    Got me out of a Reading Slump I read and loved this author’s first book, “Girl in the Woods,” and was left wanting to hear more when the story ended—what happened with her relationship? What ...