The Drive Home

Being afraid is exhilarating. I had just dashed up the carpeted stairs of our hundred-year-old house, pushing the laundry chute closed as I passed. I made it to my purple room and crashed into my dresser. I began scooping up all of the contents, throwing them into my small My Little Pony suitcase. I could... Continue Reading →

The Best Revenge: You’re Living Well, Elizabeth Smart

I still remember the day in June 2002 when our local news reported the disappearance of Elizabeth Smart.  We live in a suburb north of Salt Lake City, where Elizabeth lived, and the state community immediately rallied around her family and searched frantically for her.  She had been kidnapped at knife-point from her Salt Lake... Continue Reading →

Literary Wives: A Reliable Wife

I picked up A Reliable Wife (2009) by Robert Goolrick expecting a story similar to the charming children's book Sarah, Plain and Tall (1985) by Patricia MacLachlan.  The first few pages threatened to deliver just such a story.  I anticipated this, hoping that the anxious man, Ralph Truitt, waiting on the train platform, would find... Continue Reading →

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