Leslie A. Lindsay

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Originally from the Show-Me-State, Leslie Lindsay is a mother, wife, and writer living in Chicagoland. Leslie is an award-winning author of Speaking of Apraxia (Woodbine House, 2012).

When she's not reading, she's writing. When not writing, she's dreaming up new home improvement projects and doing them herself.

Leslie's work has been published in Cleaver Magazine, The Common Ground Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Pithead Chapel, Manifest-Station and forthcoming in The Awakenings Review and Ruminate. Her interview with Laura McHugh was published in the backmatter of ARROWOOD: A Novel (Random House, 2017)

Leslie is at work on a memoir, Model Home, about her mentally ill interior decorator mother and her eventual suicide.
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Kim Brooks talks about that day she left her child in the car, the repercussions, parenting while everyone is watching, and so much more in SMALL ANIMALS

By Leslie Lindsay  More than a parenting book, more than a memoir, and way more than just a ‘rant,’ SMALL ANIMALS: Parenthood in the Age of Fear might be essential reading for any parent of any age child. On a crisp March morning, Kim Brooks made a split-second decision (or a lapse in judgement, if we’re splitting… Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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MODEL HOME (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 06, 2018 01:16PM
Description: Creative non-fiction was my foray into the writing world. I wanted to capture the feelings and emotions of my tumultuous childhood living with a mother with bipolar disorder. My mother was an interior designer. She knew how to create ambiance. Growing up, our home sparked of custom design, personal touches; it felt loving and solid. Until, one day the flimsy facade was revealed. MODEL HOME is a story of hope and heartache. It’s about the choices we make and the repercussions on others.
That Kind of Girl (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 03, 2012 01:20PM
Description: A family history of women who fall in love too quickly, who need to be rescued, and who find themselves in "the family way," chronicalling pregnant unmarried women from the early 1900's thru contemporary times.
The Fog Will Burn Off (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 03, 2012 01:14PM
Description: A book inspired by true life events of a lost man who went down the wrong path.
The Family Upstairs
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He knew it didn’t quite have anything to do with him, but some days, often when he least expected it, he removed his sympathy from her and took it back to wrap around himself.
This is a moment of pure loneliness. Peter is doing all the right things, but there’s no love flowing back in his direction. He is an extraordinarily unselfish person, but even a person who puts others first all the time might have a moment of clarity when he realizes he deserves more than he’s gotten. If any kid has a right to complain about his parents, it’s Peter, and though he doesn’t complain, he’s aware that he’s earned the right to do so, especially when he feels hurt.
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Diane Chamberlain skillfully weaves dual timelines in BIG LIES IN A SMALL TOWN, which carefully straddles the line between women's fiction meets mystery and historical fiction.

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“I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most.”
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“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.”
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