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Joan Marcus

Joan Marcus lives with her husband and young daughters in the hills outside Ithaca, New York, where she spends half the year tending her vegetable garden and the other half huddled over her wood stove. Her fiction has appeared in the Georgia Review, Puerto del Sol, and the Beloit Fiction Journal. She is seeking a publisher for her first novel, titled Saturn Returning.

— From April 2006
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Along For The Ride

Up until two weeks before her death, my mother drove her little Toyota through the streets of Boston every day. She couldn’t do it alone; my father had to help her. He guided her in and out of the car and turned the key in the ignition.

April 2006
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