A Field, A Quilt, A Novel

A Field, A Quilt, A Novel
AJ’s Quilt

Thomas Wolfe wrote, “a stone, a leaf, A door”

in his seminal novel Look Homeward, Angel.

I was inspired in part by Wolfe’s  sense of place to write a novel about a Field. A Field so full of layers of history and mystery, plants and animals, people and hauntings, that it shimmers with life.

Over the many years of drafting, my talented friend AJ Coutu has been listening to my frustrations, my wine-infused rhapsodies, my struggles and triumphs on the page. We go on regular retreats together, where I tear out my hair and write, and she calmly quilts, draws, makes other kinds of art. Read more

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