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barbara-froman's picture
Mar.15.2012
There’s a homeless man named Spencer K. Montague at the heart of Shadows and Ghosts...an odd figure in a story driven by women. He wasn’t in the original design of the book. In fact, he wasn’t even created for the book later on.  He was fished out of the bottom of the desk drawer where I’d put...
elmaz-abinader's picture
Apr.30.2010
We grew up in a family of nine, including my grandmother. Nothing private or personal. We rarely had belongings that we didn't share or weren't handed down, we didn't have spaces to sit alone and read or meditate. We had one bathroom. So when I moved to college that day after i graduated high...