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Universal Meaning and Connection
on February 5, 2011
I am a contributing author to this collection of non-fiction stories about loss, the one universal reality we all experience in our lives. My story "The Red Pen" about my beloved sister Ivy offers readers insight into a rare and unforgettable human being and poses a critical question about the humanity of education. Readers will find in these extraordinary narratives of love, loss and memories a way to cope within the safety of a community of writers who not only understands what the reader feels but has experienced the same emotions. The editors have been meticulous in selecting stories that offer an all encompassing spectrum of experiences and empathy. This is one of the most outstanding books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.