There's never been any God in my life no matter how hard I tried to believe. And because years ago I ate ashes of my cremated dog (with yogurt), people often insist I'm spiritual. But I'm not. Why then did I find your story of life in the Church and the seamless telling of it to be written in my language? I imagine the journey resonated with me, as well as your marvelous gift for storytelling. And what tremendous moral courage, honesty, humor and integrity you have. I am your fan.
"An Unquenchable Thirst" reminds me of why I have always needed to read books. Without them, and without your book, the loneliness of being human is insupportable. Thank you for writing. I hope you continue to do so.
. . . Jane Summer, a graduate of Kirkland College, is the author of The Silk Road (Alyson Books). Her poetry and short stories have appeared most recently in Ploughshares, Pitkin Review, Left Curve, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Diner, Yalobusha Review, and North Dakota Quarterly. She is currently seeking her MFA from Goddard College.