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Susie Meserve

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Susie Meserve is a poet, essayist, blogger, and mother. Her debut poetry collection, Little Prayers, won the 2018 Blue Light Book Award from San Francisco–based publisher Blue Light Press. Her personal essays have appeared in the New York Times, Elle, Salon.com, and the book anthology Show Me All Your Scars: True Stories of Living with Mental Illness. Susie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two young sons.

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Faith

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Little Prayers

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High, Low, Buffalo: Surviving The Spring of the Virus

We made it through two weeks of homeschooling, two weeks of working from home with two kids around, two weeks of The Spring of the Virus. Even if the Shelter in Place order lasts into summer, into fallGod forbidit will be springtime in my mind when my future wise self and I look back on []

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This is a multi-time reread for me, but I read it aloud to my husband and son over the last two months. It stands up to time but it also quite dated--the gender and class concerns are definitely worthy of parsing out as you go, but it's such a charmi ...more
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I read everything Curtis Sittenfeld writes—love her imagination and clarity of prose. I’m not sure I liked this book quite as much as her amazing novel about Laura Bush, but it was great, and vivid, and sexy, and if there was something bare bones abo ...more
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This should be required reading for everyone in America.
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I always feel so cliche when I rate an incredibly popular book with five stars, but I thoroughly enjoyed The Goldfinch and as I read, it gathered momentum for me and became something that colored my everyday existence in a kind of gold light. As some ...more
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