Saturday, February 28, 2015

Fresh Ink: Spotlight on Debut Books of All Kinds
This gutsy collection offers a brilliant reflection on life as a young lesbian and breast cancer survivor. Through discussions of madness, religion, gender and feminism, Gruber captivates with heartbreaking candor and wit. From her teenage Dian Fossey to her Virginia Woolf of Drama Club, Gruber invites us into a world of brash, bookish hilarity, as she navigates an unusual life, interrupted. In You're Not Edith, Gruber asks herself how best to live and finds answers big enough for all of us.

Read an excerpt HERE.

And another HERE.

Read an interview with the author HERE.

Praise for the book:
“These stories are especially moving for their simplicity and for Gruber's honest, straightforward manner of storytelling. The result is a slim but powerful book.” ~Publishers Weekly

“In-your-face funny and heartbreakingly sad….Gruber's essays add up to a kaleidoscopically engaging read.” ~Booklist

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