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Debra Gwartney

Debra Gwartney was born in Salmon, Idaho, and lived for many years on the McKenzie River in western Oregon with her husband and cat. Her newest book is the memoir I Am a Stranger Here Myself.

— From April 2021
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Beat The Old Lady Out

I couldn’t see the loaves in her oven, but I could smell them. They smelled like the perfect weight of blankets on a winter night; like the loving and attentive parents I thought I deserved; like the solution to every natty problem that might crop up in life.

April 2021
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