Joliet Girl

Joliet Girl

by Francine Marie Tolf


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878393718
Publisher: North Star Press of Saint Cloud
Publication date: 06/28/2010
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 844,598
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Francine Marie Tolf’s essays have appeared inMary Magazine,Under the Sun,Green Hills Literary Lantern, andApple Valley Review, among others. She has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Barbara Deming Foundation, the Loft Literary Center and the Elizabeth George Foundation. Tolf is the author of three poetry chapbooks (two from Pudding House Press, one from Plan B) as well as a full-length collection of poems,Rain, Lilies, Luck(North Star Press of St. Cloud). She lives in Minneapolis.

Table of Contents

To the Reader vii

Family Tree x

I The House I Remember Bixthday 3

That Sister 14

Suppers 17

Becoming a Writer: Nine 28

The Aunts 31

Realizing the Distance 43

The Best Christmas 57

Becoming a Writer: Eleven 63

Reading 70

Becoming a Writer: Twelve 79

The Summer before Eighth Grade 82

My Dad, Finally 89

II Fallout

The First Funeral 105

Margie's Will 115

Golden 121

East Rogers Park 125

September 129

Fallout 136

III Halcyon Days

Halcyon Days 147

IV Blooming Late

Blooming Late 163

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