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Laura Crossett

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Laura Crossett is a librarian and lives in her hometown of Iowa City, Iowa, after sojourns in Wyoming (which has her heart) and in Illinois and New York (where she got a couple of her degrees).

Night Sweats is her first (and, given the demands of work and motherhood, may be her only) book.


Average rating: 3.88 · 57 ratings · 24 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
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Detail from a 50th anniversary Grateful Dead poster drawn by my old friend Josh Koza.

Detail from a Grateful Dead poster drawn by my old friend Josh Koza. Order your copy from his Etsy shop.


I have spent what I can only consider to be an undue amount of time considering the Grateful Dead song “Sugar Magnolia.” [lyrics, YouTube] It is—in case by chance you are not familiar with it—a very pretty and deeply problematic song about what my friend once called a fantasy hippie chick (w...

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“Kids use words in ways that release hidden meanings, revel the history buried in sounds. They haven't forgotten that words can be more than signs, that words have magic, the power to be things, to point to themselves and materialize. With their back-formations, archaisms, their tendency to play the music in words--rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, repetition--children peel the skin from language. Words become incantatory. Open Sesame. Abracadabra. Perhaps a child will remember the word and will bring the walls tumbling down.”
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“Birdy never felt artistic inclination when armed with a marking implement. What came to her were words, always words, commentary and criticism and correction and simple vocabulary curios; she scratched a few of them on the smooth red wall.”
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“There are and will be those who think I have gone overboard. Let them rest assured that this assessment is correct, probably beyond their wildest imagination, and that I will continue to do so.”
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