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Louise A. Blum

Louise A. Blum is the author of the novel Amnesty and the memoir You’re Not from around Here, Are You? In the past few years, she was awarded a MacDowell Fellowship, got arrested twice at anti-fracking protests, and quit her teaching job to write full-time. She lives in Corning, New York.

— From March 2020
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

How It Ends

It begins like this: You drop your son off at kindergarten. His first day of school. You think that nothing in your life will be as big as this: the moment he drops your hand, he who has clung to you since birth, since that first breath of air, first scream, first frantic rooting for the breast.

March 2020
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