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Betsy Sharp

Betsy Sharp lives on Waldron Island off the coast of Washington State, where she writes, sculpts, and catches frogs on the front porch. “Profit and Loss” is her first published piece.

— From November 1991
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Profit And Loss: Selling The Family Home

When you have grown from infancy to adulthood in one home. . . . The shape of the rooms becomes indistinguishable from the shape of one’s consciousness. I’m thirty-four years old, and that house and land are still the setting for half my dreams each night.

November 1991
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