Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma

Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma

by Melanie Brooks

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807078815
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 512,531
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Melanie Brooks is a writer, teacher, and mother living in Nashua, New Hampshire with her husband, two children, and yellow Lab. She received her MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Master’s in Fine Arts program. She teaches college writing at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and Merrimack College in Andover, Massachusetts. She also teaches creative writing at Nashua Community College in New Hampshire. Her work has appeared in Hippocampus, The Huffington Post, Modern Loss, Solstice Literary Magazine, The Recollectors, Stonecoast Review, Washington Post, and Word Riot. Her almost-completed memoir explores the devastating impact of living with the ten-year secret of her father’s HIV disease before his death in 1995. Brooks’s writing is the vehicle through which she’s starting to understand that impact.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1
Andre Dubus III

CHAPTER 2
Sue William Silverman

CHAPTER 3
Michael Patrick MacDonald

CHAPTER 4
Joan Wickersham

CHAPTER 5
Kyoko Mori

CHAPTER 6
Richard Hoffman

CHAPTER 7
Suzanne Strempek Shea

CHAPTER 8
Abigail Thomas

CHAPTER 9
Monica Wood

CHAPTER 10
Mark Doty

CHAPTER 11
Edwidge Danticat

CHAPTER 12
Marianne Leone

CHAPTER 13
Jerald Walker

CHAPTER 14
Kate Bornstein

CHAPTER 15
Jessica Handler

CHAPTER 16
Richard Blanco

CHAPTER 17
Alysia Abbott

CHAPTER 18
Kim Stafford

AFTERWORD

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