Kin: A Memoir

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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.57 X 8.26 X 1.02 inches | 0.83 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781635579345

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About the Author

Shawna Kay Rodenberg holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her reviews and essays have appeared in Consequence, Salon, the Village Voice, and Elle. Shawna was awarded the Jean Ritchie Fellowship and in 2017 she was the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award. A registered nurse, community college English instructor, mother of five, and grandmother of one, she lives on a hobby goat farm in southern Indiana

Reviews

"Defies easy definition . . .Partly a memoir about growing up in an end-times religious community, partly the story of the author's childhood in a dilapidated mining town, Kin is also a book about the complex and often fraught relationships between parents and children. Most important, Kin explores the richness and dignity of Appalachian life in the 1980s . . . [Rodenberg] writes about her difficult childhood with a sense of grace and generosity . . . [her] stories of lives that are generally overlooked make for essential reading." --The Washington Post

"This super-smart, gorgeously gritty debut smashes stereotypes and has a similar can't-take-your-eyes-off-it appeal as Tara Westover's EDUCATED." --OprahDaily