Thursday, January 17, 2013
But more than that: I have read aloud from American Chica in almost every memoir class I've ever taught. I have bent my voice around the sound of her words, and I have never lost the thrill of them. American Chica is just that good. It teaches tense, smell, sound, theme. I could talk about it forever.
Marie's words on Handling the Truth:
"A marvelous primer for anyone who would dare to face the furies and write about his or her life. Beth Kephart has read the genre closely, put her own feet to the fire, and distilled the form with all the passion of a great teacher."
--Marie Arana, author of the National Book Award finalist American Chica.