An Earlier Life by Brenda Miller

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"Brenda Miller's voice is a beacon of light."  --Terry Tempest Williams
How many lives do we create in one lifetime? In her latest collection of innovative, shape-shifting essays, Brenda Miller evolves through childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood to enter the wry maturity of middle age. Whether traveling from synagogue to sweat lodge, from the Arizona desert to a communal hot springs in California, she navigates the expectations placed on young girls and women at every turn. She finds guidance in her four major creeds (Judaism, Home Improvement, the Grateful Dead, and Rescue Dogs), while charting a course toward an authentic life. Each stage demands its own form, its own story, sometimes as a means of survival: "No straight line between here and there, between past and future; instead, many small rifts open between where you stand now and where you are trying to go."

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Published March 27, 2016 by Judith Kitchen's Ovenbird Books. 160 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Fiction