The Imposter’s Daughter

Two nights ago, I purchased a graphic novel-as-memoir entitled The Imposter’s Daughter.  I initially bought this novel because I am acquainted with the author, Laurie Sandell.  I met her via email several years ago when I submitted a personal essay about domestic violence on college campuses to Glamour Magazine.  She responded enthusiastically, genuinely liked my writing and worked to get my essay placed in her magazine.

Unfortunately, because a similar story was already in development at the magazine, the powers that be passed on my article.  I recently touched based with Laurie and discovered that she had written a memoir published in 2009 (paperback came out in July 2010).  I told her I would definitely purchase a copy and promptly forgot about her book amongst the chaos of relocating to a new area and raising two boys.

So this week, I found myself, latte in hand wandering around Barnes and Noble looking for the new novel about Emily Dickinson by Lyndall Gordon, Lives Like Loaded Guns.  I saw Laurie’s book prominently displayed on a table in the front of the store featuring new releases.  I snatched it up, adding it to my previous selection and found a private corner in which to read. Continue reading “The Imposter’s Daughter”

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