Looking Inside

There was a time,” says Neil Genzlinger in a January 2011 article in the New York Times, “when you had to earn the right to draft a memoir, by accomplishing something noteworthy or having an extremely unusual experience or being such a brilliant writer that you could turn relatively ordinary occurrences into a snapshot of a broader historical moment. Unremarkable lives went unremarked upon, the way God intended.”

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Karen Salyer McElmurray’s Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother’s Journey, was an AWP Award Winner for Creative Nonfiction. Her novels are The Motel of the Stars and Strange Birds in the Tree of Heaven. Other stories and essays have appeared in Iron Horse, Kenyon Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and River Teeth, and have been widely anthologized. In Spring 2014, she was the Lewis Rubin Writer-in-Residence at Hollins University.

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