“The Dollhouse became a lens through which I could see my birth mother and myself. I could safely question my personal history and interrogate the myths of adoption, identity, feminism, and home.”
by Sam Florsheim – Summer 2021 is going to be filled with powerful, challenging, and transportive debuts from a wide collection of diverse writers. Here are five in particular that caught our eye. – Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is a fiction writer, essayist, and 2020 National Book Award-nominated poet who teaches creative writing and literature at …
“You can’t go alone,” Diane says…
by Alice Stephens
“My redemption was to recognize the spiritual abuse and walk into spaces that know how to embrace me without judgment.”
“I was aware that I was writing about myself as a gay man, while at the same time I knew this wasn’t a ‘gay travel book,’ whatever that might be.”
By CH Summie
In her lyrical prose, Bills shares her landscape of loss and survival in chapters that are deeply moving, sometimes humorous, and memorable.
In Lost Without the River, Barbara tells of her life on a small farm in South Dakota as her parents struggle to recover after the concurrent years of drought and the Great Depression.