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Coming September 2023

with Vine Leaves Press

I cannot think of a writer more naturally suited to tell this timely and essential story, not just of her own personal grief, but of society’s fearful response to calamity and all that that entails.

—Andre Dubus III, author of Townie

“A profound and riveting journey through shame and grief, A Hard Silence is, quite simply, unforgettable.”

—Monica Wood, author of When We Were the Kennedys

Published February 2017

with Beacon Press

“Writers of all genres will glean golden nuggets of advice about writing and living from this book, while all readers, because they, too, have unique personal stories, will be comforted and inspired by the everyday and creative struggles of some of their favorite authors.”
- Booklist

"An inspiring guide to ennobling personal stories that travel to the dark sides of life."
- Kirkus Reviews

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