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Lisa Catherine Harper

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Lisa Catherine Harper is the author of A Double Life, Discovering Motherhood, winner of the 2010 River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize. Her writing has appeared online and in print in places including Poetry Foundation, Huffington Post, Glimmer Train, Babble, Offsprung, Literary Mama, and Gastronomica. She is Adjunct Professor of Writing in the University of San Franciscos Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program, as well as a freelance writer and lives near San Francisco with her husband and two children.

Remember when I wrote last week about being so inspired by recipes in magazines? It happened again, all because of the glorious picture I’ve posted above. The recipe, once you look at it closely, is nothing fancy or complicated at all. Polenta, made a little richer with milk rather than all water. Mushrooms, both fresh(...)
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Loved this middle reader about a girl on a remote island with a deadly tradition of racing water horses--brutal mythical creatures who emerge from the sea once a year. Brutal, thrilling, emotionally honest and compelling.
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As editor, I am, of course, biased. That said, having read and re-read the stories in this collection, they continue to make me laugh, cry, and think again about why I care about food and feeding my family.
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“Like so many other things in the previous year, my politics had also been retooled by maternity. I began to suspect that modern feminism had gotten it at least partly wrong. . . . In devaluing the home and the vast range of domestic work--childrearing included--and in fighting a fight largely for the right to work outside the home, the modern feminist movement ignored a singular power already available to women and, maybe more important, to the collective imagination. Rather than fighting to re-invent the home, or to effect a real transformation of values, or to legitimize and legalize the domestic and childrearing work that so many women engage in--which is necessary to support any mother's work outside the home--we have found it easier to map power where it already existed. Is this really my only choice? Between the intense demands of an academic career (supported by full-time childcare) and the mind-deadening contemplation of Cheerios?”
Lisa Catherine Harper, A Double Life: Discovering Motherhood

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own




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