Interviews & Reviews

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Every human contract has a flaw built into it. Cannon is trying to find a way to embrace that flaw, to turn it into a strength, and to find the honesty embedded within the lie. The drama of Losing is in watching her come to terms with that gap and to incorporate it into her story as best she can.
— Paul Constant, The Seattle Review of Books
Though surrounded by a loving family and generous friends, Cannon is at times unable to accept the help they offer. She has circled the wagons so closely around her young family; these rays of light can hardly penetrate its defensive perimeter. She cannot bear to respond honestly to inquiries from neighbors, children’s teachers and fellow moms with anything less than full-throated optimism, for fear that if she utters the words—her husband might be permanently disabled—they may just be true.
— Dr. Carolyn Roy-Bornstein, Physician, Author, and Editor of Book Reviews at Doctors Who Create

From the Author Q & A with Women Writers, Women Books: “We know all the best stories are close to the bone in that way that makes us question, Is this a true story? In my case, I was living my story while writing about it, and my new writer friends and mentors knew it, because that’s what I kept bringing to the table. When one obsesses on a theme, it’s time to pay attention.”

From the Author Q & A with Literary magazine, Pif: “I did not imagine I would write a memoir. I thought only celebrities or retired politicians wrote memoirs, and that you had to pronounce “memoir” in French, which sounded kind of snooty to me. I thought that you had to be really sophisticated to have a story worthy of telling. I came to grad school thinking I was going to learn how to write a movie script. I was fascinated by the drama in my life and wanted to build from it and learn that form. I was interested in entertaining others, not examining myself.”