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Peterborough - Leaf Seligman discussing her new collection of short stories "From The Midway"

LEAF SELIGMAN signing and discussing FROM THE MIDWAY: UNFOLDING STORIES OF REDEMPTION AND BELONGING This richly researched collection of linked short stories transports readers to the midway of a carnival traveling through the Jim Crow South where we meet the carnival owners, a carousel operator, the geek, dancing girls, several performers displayed as oddities and the African American laborers charged with tending them.

        While the fiction opens a door to another world, ultimately it invites readers to think differently about the world we inhabit and the universal need to belong, to experience redemption, to reclaim our imperfections as part of what makes us whole.

        An introductory essay frames the collection, inviting readers to consider more deeply how the socio-historical context and characters create metaphors for our own experience. The book concludes with a series of creative prompts to engage readers with the text so that the stories continue to unfold.

Event date: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:00am
Event address: 
12 Depot Sq.
Peterborough, NH 03458
From the Midway: Unfolding Stories of Redemption and Belonging Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9780872332966
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Published: Bauhan Pub - September 5th, 2019

A Pocket Book of Prompts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780872332003
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bauhan Pub - July 14th, 2015

Opening the Window Cover Image
$16.50
ISBN: 9780872331488
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Published: Bauhan Pub - September 2nd, 2011

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