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cheryl-l-snell's picture
Apr.17.2012
Deborah Batterman's new ebook, just published as a Kindle Single, is intimate and inventive. The linked essays in Because My Name is Mother are rich with telling details. Objects and everyday acts resonate until we can see ourselves in the vivid moments the author creates. There's the photograph...
cheryl-l-snell's picture
Mar.04.2011
A mother as Minnie Mouse, a haircut as barometer of change; the origin of red Chinese slippers, a friend who announces “Every man is a shoe fetishist.” Image functions as symbol in Deborah Batterman’s first book of beautifully balanced, psychologically complex stories. Written mostly from the POV...