Susan gives an overview of the book:
I got a letter from the government a while back. It wasn't from the IRS or the unemployment office, two branches I've tangled with before. This was from the Department of Education. 'It has come to our attention that you have not completed the first grade,' the opening sentence read. Technically, that was true. Halfway through my first year I'd been skipped ahead to second grade. It gave me the creeps that anyone would still know about this, more than thirty years later.
Sue Dormanen lives in Santa Cruz, CA, and is completing a first novel, "Old Sins," set during the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake there. She works as the editor of an online news service and has had short fiction appear in Lynx Eye and the Summerset Review, and nonfiction...