Jessie Van Eerden directs the highly successful low-residency MFA Program at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon. This is her first essay collection following the publication of two novels. These essays elevate the seemingly mundane. “Van Eerden is one of the best essayist working today if judged by her craft and intellect alone, but her gifts so beyond those: she is also one of the most honest. . . Van Eerden is brave enough to say the hard things. She’s strong enough to love the hard places” - Ann Pancake.
Asheville, North Carolina: Orison Books, 2017. 194 pages. Trade paperback