"It was hard to say whether I had simply lost touch with myself over time...My days had been spent in the most monotonous of manners, centering around work, classes, meals, and Barnabas, and in spite of regular employment in service-oriented fields, I ended each day feeling like I had really interacted with no one at all."
For the past few years, Marie Vanders has led a relatively small existence: the job, the cat, paying off bills, and the dream of going to graduate school. The salient properties of her simple, compartmentalized life were social isolation and routine. The last thing that she wanted - or expected - was a chance encounter with a man who turns her orderly system on its head. Their meeting proves to be the catalyst for a journey into self-discovery, forgiveness, and what it means to let go of the past.
Alice Yi-Li Yeh graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Biological Sciences. She currently lives in Michigan, where she is completing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.