Miriam Gershow

Miriam Gershow



Miriam Gershow is a novelist, short story writer and teacher. She received her MFA from the University of Oregon, and she currently lives in Eugene with her husband. She writes and teaches writing at the University of Oregon and Portland State University.

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The Local News

3.18 avg rating — 695 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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“If ever there was a sentence more quickly imprinted in my consciousness, more oft repeated, one that stood as more of an arbiter against which to judge all else, I do not know it. In the beginning, the repetition was the numb sort, the words impenetrable. Only occasionally did they have the power to stop me midstep as I walked upstairs. Or seize my stomach as I ate. Or clear my head as I attempted to speak.”
Miriam Gershow, The Local News

“But this was how I'd always been... finite in my capacity for tolerating simple day-to-day contact. I could handle it just fine, all the way up to the point that I couldn't anymore, as if I existed on a tether, and not a particularly long one, finding myself able to wonder only so far into the territory of another human being before snapping back into myself. ”
Miriam Gershow, The Local News

“Having a plan softened by spine into the mattress, quelled the rising simmer within me, setting me right in the same way that reading the first question of a dreaded exam or the first page of a new book set me right, those moments when wide-open uncertainty was, if not resolved, at least whittled into something more tangible and concrete.”
Miriam Gershow, The Local News

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