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A collection of three non-fiction stories, three fiction stories in several genres, and five poems. Each one centers around ideas of identity, belonging, and what makes us who we are. Written with a healthy dose of empathy, humor, and a touch of cynicism, each story is entertaining and illuminating.

From the title story, Becoming; "It wasn't until months later, after seemi
Paperback, 54 pages
Published November 19th 2012 by Emphatic Asterisk Press
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Dec 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Here is an author that continually surprises me with her rawness of emotion that I often feel but can never express as eloquently as she does. Lindsey Kay's work in "becoming." is once again astounding and a true testament to everything real. She never goes halfway in elucidation, it is always full throttle and bare of any vagueness or political correctness. It's one of the most wonderful things about her style of writing. Whether it is her poetry, fiction, or non-fiction, she always manages to ...more
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
"Becoming" is an apt title for this short book. In her life, author Lindsey Kay deals with many of the problems we face. However, with "Becoming," she expands our usual scope.

Lindsey has a strong Christian faith, but she doesn't accept anything blindly, or take anything for granted. In one essay, she finds weeding her yard to be a lovely metaphor for life and faith, a positive image of rebuilding her marriage day by day, weed by weed.

In another essay, Lindsey grapples with her anger toward The
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This is broken into three sections: Nonfiction, fiction and poetry. For probably the only time in my life, I prefer the nonfiction section as a whole. In those three selections, you get a pretty good glimpse into Lindsey's life. And you know how, when you talk about yourself, you subtly edit what you're saying so that you come across as particularly sweet or noble or funny or possibly insightful? Lindsey is unapologetically herself. You get a very good idea of her strength, but you also can see ...more
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Q&A with Lindsey Kay: becoming.: favorite/least favorite passage 3 7 Dec 25, 2012 09:31AM  

Lindsey is an eclectic and sometimes unpredictable writer who approaches the human condition, compassion, and the need for community in whatever genre she can lay her hands on. She lives with her husband, three children, and two puppies in the west where she loves the sunshine but misses the rain.

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