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Two Excerpts From BY HEART

First, One Child… When the bus pulled up, exhaust stirred candy wrappers, bits of yellowed leaves, and empty cigarette packages in the gutter. Annette pushed Jane’s small face into her own jacket to escape the smell. Jane insisted on taking …

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Midlife Mama

I have a friend who’s been referring to herself – and, therefore, to me, as we’re the same age – as “middle-aged” for several years now. I think she started when we were in our mid-thirties, which to me was …

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Recipe for a Worrier Warrior

Start in the womb of a Jewish mother and enter into a decade of loudness: the Free Speech Movement, Woodstock, the Vietnam War. Be labeled shy and sensitive. As the only first-generation American in your entire school, have your classmates …

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Mother Shock

I remember the first time it hit me that I was actually married. We were on our honeymoon, at a bed and breakfast in Newport, Rhode Island, and the front desk called up to our room. “Hello, is this Gil …

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Sharp Curves Ahead

In January 1996, I was working as an intern at New York Women In Film, when I decided to attend a workshop called “Adapting Your Story for the Stage or Screen.” The main guest speaker and draw of the event …

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Mama in the Middle

If you call me on a Friday night, six-year-old ZoĆ« will probably pick up the phone. Without saying hello, she will yell over the Glen Miller blasting in the dining room, “WHO IS THIS?!” In the background you will hear …

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An Interview with Gayle Brandeis

Andi Buchanan: What was the inspiration for your book? Gayle Brandeis: The original inspiration for the book was a dead baby bird I saw when I was six years old. It was the first dead thing I had ever seen …

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Not Deer This Time: A Story in 3 Voices

~ William ~ It usually means deer: the rustling sound behind the house, the crunch of dried leaves underfoot. The doe and her two fawns come stepping delicately down the narrow path they’ve trod through the backyard wilderness that is …

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Ordinary Time

“Why are you so late?” asks Salvador from the curb. A rhetorical question, my son well knows, one with a million reasons for it, one with no real answer at all. Why, indeed? Lateness is a trait, like a thick …

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The Blue Snake Lies Curled in my Bowl Like Oatmeal

Coffee sticks like syrup in my throat. I cannot let you go, my child, my love, eyes liquid as marbles. Tears hide in each cheek, about to rain. Your hand is as small as a wish, waving to me, who …

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