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To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts

To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts

Author(s): Caitlin Hamilton Summie

Location(s): The Midwest, United States (USA)

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): 1990s

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Winner, Phillip H. McMath Post-Publication Book Award

Silver Winner, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards for Short Stories

In these ten elegantly written short stories, Caitlin Hamilton Summie takes readers from WWII Kansas City to a poor, drug-ridden neighborhood in New York, from western Massachusetts to woodsy Wisconsin, and from the quiet of rural Minnesota to its pulsing Twin Cities, each time navigating the geographical boundaries that shape our lives as well as the geography of tender hearts, loss, and family bonds. Deeply moving and memorable, To Lay to Rest Our Ghosts examines the importance of family, the defining nature of place, the need for home, and the hope of reconciliation.

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