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Jan Shoemaker

Jan Shoemaker’s work has appeared in the Rambler and on National Public Radio. She lives in Okemos, Michigan, with the two important males in her life: her husband, Larry, who builds her fires and pours her wine, and their golden retriever, Atticus, who keeps her warm on the couch.

— From July 2008
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Koans From My Mother

I was driving my mother from my sister Sue’s house to my own home last June when she said, “Sue has been my daughter her whole life. Why don’t I know her mother?”

July 2008
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Where The Water Is

One of the uncomfortable things about living with a person who suffers from Alzheimer’s is that it makes you confront your own character flaws.

June 2006
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