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Coach Calder Johnson's wife has, according to the hospital social worker, expired. Expired. Like a credit card. Not like a human being. Calder hasn't had a true friend, other than his wife, in twenty-four years. So if he's going to heal, he'll have to learn to let someone inside. Unfortunately, Calder's catalog of potential friends swells with unlikely candidates. There's ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 14th 2015 by Double Edge Press (first published July 1st 2014)
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Sep 11, 2014 Ellen rated it it was amazing
How often to you expect to laugh while reading a work of fiction dealing with death, grieving, and moving on? In When the Heart is Laid Bare, Skylar Hamilton Burris pulls off the seeming impossible: finding wholesome, witty humor while looking for answers to life's suffering. I laughed often.

The storyline unfolds linearly and takes place over two years. It deals with suffering — death, unrequited love, betrayal — in a real way, but somehow not in a depressing manner. The major theme is: How do w
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Skylar Hamilton Burris works as a freelance editor and writer. She is the author of four novels, including three sequels to Pride and Prejudice, a collection of poetry, and numerous essays and short stories. Driven by a love of traditional, meaningful poetry, Skylar founded Ancient Paths Literary Magazine in 1998. Seventeen issues of the print magazine have been published in the years since, and A ...more
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