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The Traveling Disease

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At the center of The Traveling Disease is young Pamela, a fatherless girl being raised by her mother, Thelma, a tortured if free spirit given to telling wild tales and lying, a woman who thinks little of abandoning her only daughter on the virtual doorstep of her own parents from whom she has been estranged for years. What follows is Pamela attempting to navigate this new ...more
266 pages
Published January 2007 by Main Street Rag Books
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Claudia Mosey
Apr 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really liked it,the story is spoken thru a 9 year old girl,pretty well done,I will read more by this author.
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Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
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A wonderfully engaging story with the clear voice of a nine-year-old girl. I was hooked from the start and enjoyed the journey from the very beginning to the exciting climax and subsequent resolution. Here is one of my favorite moments:

"At night, I found sand collected inside my bathing suit. I lay down to sleep and felt the ocean tugging at my ankles. I wondered if that would happen every time I closed my eyes from now on, if going to the ocean changes the way you sleep from then on."

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Susan Woodring is the author of two novels, Goliath (St. Martin’s Press, 2012) and The Traveling Disease (Main Street Rag, 2007) and a short story collection, Springtime on Mars (Press 53, 2008). Her short fiction has appeared in Isotope, Passages North, turnrow, and Surreal South, among other anthologies and literary magazines. Her work has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her short ...more
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