2. The Miracle of Father
Kapaun by Roy Wenzl & Travis Heying
3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Wichita 1930-2000 by Jay Price & Keith Wondra
5. Rake by Scott Phillips
6. The Yard by Alex
7. Help Thanks Wow by
8. Let's Explore Diabetes with
Owls by David Sedaris
9. Life After Life by
10. The Art Forger by
08/30/2012 7:00 pm
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg will be at Watermark for a reading and signing of her new novel, The Divorce Girl.
The Divorce Girl is a stunning come of age story set in mid-New Jersey in the mid-70s in the middle of a mosaic of eccentric characters. Meet Deborah Shapiro, a teenage photographer whose parents' outrageous divorce lands her in the biggest flea market in the free world, a Greek diner with immigration issues, a New York City taxi company, a radical suburban synagogue, a hippie-owned boutique, and bowling alleys, beaches and bagel shops. As her home explodes apart, a first love, a series of almost-mothers, and a comical collection of mentors show Deborah how to make art out of life, and life from the wreckage of a broken home. This debut novel of Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg travels through wild loss, untended grief and bad behavior with humor and imagination, illuminating how a daring heart can turn a broken girl into a woman strong enough to craft a life of art and soul.
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the Poet Laureate of Kansas, and the author of 14 books, including the forthcoming Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other (Potomac Books); The Sky Begins At Your Feet: A Memoir on Cancer, Community & Coming Home to the Body (Ice Cube Press); four collections of poetry; the anthologies An Endless Skyway: Poetry from the State Poets Laureate (co-editor, Ice Cube Press) and Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems (editor, Woodley Press). Founder of Transformative Language Arts – a master's program in social and personal transformation through the written, spoken and sung word – at Goddard College where she teaches, Mirriam-Goldberg also leads writing workshops widely. With singer Kelley Hunt, she co-writes songs, offers collaborative performances, and leads writing and singing Brave Voice retreats. Her website and blog: www.CarynMirriamGoldberg.com