Author Archives: Andrea

Homecoming Ernestine Hayes defies adversity and speaks the truth

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“White Houses” Tells The Star-Crossed Love Story Of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok

In White Houses (Random House), celebrated writer Amy Bloom imagines the relationship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, the journalist who covered Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential campaign and then developed a close relationship with Eleanor. “Hick” was known as … Continue reading

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“Kingdom of Women” Imagines a World where Women Act on their Anger

Rosalie Morales Kearns’ debut novel, Kingdom of Women (Jaded Ibis Press), comes at a perfect time. Never before have we so badly needed to see what is possible when women act on the anger that is a product of living … Continue reading

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The Miserable

When Anne Hathaway walked onstage in a pink gown to receive an Oscar for her role in Les Miserables, I remembered the year I had seen the musical of the same name: 1988. I was in seventh grade. I had … Continue reading

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How I Reclaimed My Body and Style After Severe Depression

I remember the moment one evening on a short walk to the mailbox in my condo complex when I first noticed the pinch of waistband in my size 10 jeans. It was a few months after I had come home … Continue reading

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Consent Isn’t Just for the Bedroom

Although issues of consent have always been at the forefront of the feminist community, and reports of widespread sexual assault are nothing new, sexual assault is suddenly becoming mainstream news as people and the media decide not to tolerate it. … Continue reading

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Review of Don Waters’ new novel

Sunland, Don Waters’s debut novel, takes us through an American Southwest that, though fictional, couldn’t feel more real. It begins with thirty-three-year-old Sidney Dulaney’s recent move from Massachusetts to Arizona to start over after a failed relationship and an abandoned … Continue reading

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The Italian Job

The Italian Job She arrived in Italy fresh from college in 2002 with an eye toward making it in the fashion industry, but her language skills needed work. Ten months as an au pair, she figured, ought to be a … Continue reading

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Reading at Arapahoe Community College

Andrea will be reading, with fellow ACC colleagues, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 in the Arapahoe Community College Library. The focus will be women writing about nature.

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Two Rivers

“No talking in the boat! Eyes on the head in front of you.” Behind my coach’s voice, I could hear the noise of cars barreling down the Schuylkill expressway. Both my hands clutched the oar as we passed the first … Continue reading

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