The Anti-Romantic Child: A Memoir of Unexpected Joy

When getting ready to start her own family, Priscilla Gilman envisioned a charmed life and looked forward to the pleasures and discoveries that motherhood would bring. Her father had held children in high regard while she was growing up, and she had always been encouraged to express herself creatively whenever possible. As a Wordsworth scholar,Continue reading “The Anti-Romantic Child: A Memoir of Unexpected Joy”

First They Killed My Father

In 1975, Loung Ung lived in privilege with her parents and six siblings in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. At the age of five, she already knew she was more fortunate than many of the other children she encountered on the busy streets of her city. Her father was a government official, so the family was wellContinue reading “First They Killed My Father”

The Iguana Tree

Héctor and Lilia are a happily married young couple living in a quiet seaside Mexican village, but Héctor has always been restless for more. He envisions himself making the dangerous journey into the United States, working hard to save up money, then sending for his wife and infant daughter when he can secure their safe passage.Continue reading “The Iguana Tree”

When All That’s Left of Me is Love

Written in the of months immediately following her beloved mother’s death, Linda Campanella’s memoir recounts the year leading up to her mother’s death. Diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at the age of 73, Campanella’s mother, Nancy Sachsse, is suddenly faced with the impending finality of her illness. The family reels from the shocking news, butContinue reading “When All That’s Left of Me is Love”

Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not For Sale

What image comes to mind when you hear the words “sex trafficking?” Foreign women and girls being kidnapped and sold across third world countries? Eastern European women being drugged and shuttled into seedy brothels? Though these women’s experiences are the most familiar to most people, there’s a huge population of commercially sexually exploited girls livingContinue reading “Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not For Sale”