The Memory Sessions

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Bucknell University Press
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5.9 X 9.1 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

SUZANNE FARRELL SMITH teaches writing and literacy education courses in Connecticut. She has been published in numerous literary and scholarly journals.


"The Memory Sessions is a beautiful, haunting, lyrical memoir that will prompt readers to consider their own memories in new, startling, and important ways. Not only is Suzanne Farrell Smith a masterful storyteller, she is wise and brave, as is this book."--Connie May Fowler "author of Before Women had Wings and A Million Fragile Bones "
"Suzanne Farrell Smith's debut memoir triumphs over a seemingly insurmountable challenge: psychological awakening from years of traumatic erasure. 'I aim for a cloud, ' she explains, trying to center herself, 'which is nothing, which has no beginning, no history, no end, no form.' And yet, from her amorphous journeys she miraculously creates the solidity of wisdom. Lovingly researched and exquisitely crafted, her reflections fall upon the reader like dazzling sunshowers from nearly cloudless skies."--Sascha Feinstein "author of Wreckage: My Father's Legacy of Art & Junk "
"From its electrifying, heartbreaking opening sentence, Suzanne Farrell Smith's memoir is a meticulous, brave, beautifully rendered attempt to retrieve a forgotten past. That she achieves a kind of closure, despite overwhelming impediments, is a testament to her will, and to her artistry."
--Robert Leonard Reid "author of Because It Is So Beautiful: Unraveling the Mystique of the American West "