Brigid Gorry-Hines

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Brigid Gorry-Hines

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October 01, 1992



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Brigid Gorry-Hines is 22 years old and a student at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. She's the oldest of six kids. Besides writing, her interests include listening to music, drawing, tap dancing, singing, and playing the ukulele.

Her novel Walking Shadow made the semifinals (top 100 out of 10,000) of the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, receiving praise from a Publishers Weekly reviewer who called it "a wonderful, thrilling read." Her novel Edge was a quarterfinalist in the 2011 contest.

Other than that, she hasn't really done anything interesting. And her books haven't even been published yet ... but hopefully that will change sometime soon.

Brigid Gorry-Hines isn't a Goodreads Author (yet), but she does have a blog, so here are some recent posts imported from her feed.

I’m aware that I haven’t posted inmonths, and I’m extremely sorry about that. I haven’t even been doing my weekly/monthly updates. There are a few reasons for this:

1. I’m a lazy piece of trash.

2. I’m back in school and that has been keeping me quite busy. (Although this isn’t really a legitimate excuse, seeing as I didn’t post all summer, either.)

3. I’ve been in a huge writing slump. In the pas...

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“Life has a way of going in circles. Ideally, it would be a straight path forward––we'd always know where we were going, we'd always be able to move on and leave everything else behind. There would be nothing but the present and the future. Instead, we always find ourselves where we started. When we try to move ahead, we end up taking a step back. We carry everything with us, the weight exhausting us until we want to collapse and give up.
We forget things we try to remember. We remember things we'd rather forget. The most frightening thing about memory is that it leaves no choice. It has mastered an incomprehensible art of forgetting. It erases, it smudges, it fills in blank spaces with details that don't exist.
But however we remember it––or choose to remember it––the past is the foundation that holds our lives in place. Without its support, we'd have nothing for guidance. We spend so much time focused on what lies ahead, when what has fallen behind is just as important. What defines us isn't where we're going, but where we've been. Although there are places and people we will never see again, and although we move on and let them go, they remain a part of who we are.
There are things that will never change, things we will carry along with us always. But as we venture into the murky future, we must find our strength by learning to leave things behind.”
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