Lisa Kusel

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Lisa Kusel is the author of the novel Hat Trick (Hyperion), and Other Fish In The Sea, a collection of linked stories (Hyperion). RASH, her memoir about moving to Bali, was released in September, 2017. Her poems and essays have appeared in "Zuzu’s Petals," "The Mondegreen," "The Manifest-Station," and "Parent Co. Magazine," as well as in the tea-stained journal on her nightstand. When she’s not parenting or meditating or running or cooking, she can be found writing at her desk overlooking Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. She is presently writing a young adult novel.

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Rash: a memoir

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Other Fish in the Sea

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Hat Trick: A Novel

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Hui Means “Smart”

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Edith Dora Rey “Blue Necklace” (2007) 12×12″, oil on wood. Image used by permission.

I visit my mother so often these days it sometimes feels like I’m starring in Groundhog Day: The Florida Version.

It’s always the same. I wake at 3:30 (after having spent the night anxiously checking both my clock and iPhone, afraid I will sleep through both alarms). I drink a cup of tea, feed the...

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I loved everything there was to love about this book. It was erudite, but conversational. No matter how much I thought I knew about Buddhism and meditation, Lama Surya Das found new ways to impart information as well as to inspire me to keep learning ...more
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“There are no whys to this, There are no becauses....
It just is this way. You upset me, you made me angry, you made me laugh, you made me love you. You sparked my emotions.
What more is there between two people?
Please Don't worry about right or wrong. Let's just see what the autumn brings.”
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