Shooting Out the Lights: A Memoir


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$16.95  $15.76
She Writes Press
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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Kim Fairley writes about her wacky family and how life can be filled with countless unexpected surprises, illuminating joys, and sorrowful heartbreaks. She also writes about healing from deep loss and her experience as a competitive swimmer during the early years of Title IX. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, attended the University of Southern California, and holds an MFA in Mixed Media from the University of Michigan. Kim lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


2022 International Book Awards Finalist in Parenting & Family
2022 Independent Press Awards Distinguished Favorite in Memoir

". . . riveting and absorbing . . ."

-Phillip Lopate, author of A Mother's Tale

"A riveting book that builds ominously."

--Jerry S. Walden, MD, founder of Physicians for Prevention of Gun Violence

"Fairley scores a bull's-eye with her rich and complex memoir, Shooting Out the Lights.
Fairley's gift of mesmerizing storytelling and intimately crafted
characters make the reader feel as if they are sitting at her kitchen
table. Shooting Out the Lights is a compelling memoir that will have the reader thinking about it long after turning the last page."

--Renee Hodges, author of Saving Bobby

"At its best, the author's writing is evocative, and her story is both
unique and intriguing. . . . this is a book that many readers will find
difficult to put down. A captivating family account that delivers
compelling, acutely observant writing."

--Kirkus Reviews

"Shooting Out the Lights is an exquisite memoir that analyzes what brought a couple together to face loss and their shattered hopes with enduring love."

--Foreword Reviews