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Kelly Barth

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Kelly Barth lives on very little money in a very small house with her partner Lisa Grossman in Lawrence, Kansas. She was a fiction fellow in the University of Montana’s creative writing program and has received fellowships from the Missouri Arts Council and the Kansas Arts Commission. Her work has been published in anthologies and literary journals, most recently Coal City Review, Literary Bird Journal, and Muse & Stone. My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus is her first memoir.

A highlight of my recent trip to Boston and AWP was hearing Jeanette Winterson speak and read from her recent memoir WHY BE HAPPY IF YOU CAN BE NORMAL. (I learned IMAGINARY JESUS is a finalist for the Publishing Triangle's Judy Grahn Award for non-fiction. My fellow contenders are Jeanette Winterson and Alison Bechdel. Oh well.) Winterson is an amazingly strong woman and moving writer. A favori... Read more of this blog post »
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I work in a bookstore and received an advanced reader copy to review. Because I live in the same town as the author, I had been hearing about the flak she received for the book for a long time. I had heard about the review Kirkus censored—a review wr ...more
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In Good Faith isn't a one-size-fits-all solution for every parent: That's its beauty. By following the same freethinking instincts that have landed them safely ashore of a religious-free life, readers can use Polonchek's brave and revelatory descript ...more
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"A little slow-moving at times, but well-worth a read. Ms. Barth's honesty is incredible. A beautiful story of finding love and finding faith and combining the two, whether judged for it or not. I was often sickened by what the author went through..." Read more of this review »
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This wonderful book is a funny, accessible, and, at the same time, highly intelligent exploration of all things fungi. Not quite plants and not quite animals, they’re inside of us, they’re around us, they can kill us, and they can heal us. Bone learn ...more
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