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The Memoirist

A Challenge to Be Cheerful

Good morning, every morning!

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There are 48 states on my United States map, but only four of them — Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and Kansas — are between Florida and Colorado. So Denver, where Mama will be in Colorado, isn’t very far away. And it’s OK, anyway, that Mama will be gone for a while because I’m going to get to live with my Gramma in a garage apartment while Daddy and my little brother…




We publish memoirs, personal essays, and fictional memoir. Creative stories unpacked from the nostalgic hope chests of our lives.

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Katharine Valentino

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