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Suzanne Murray

Suzanne Murray lives in Sonoma County, California, where she teaches writing workshops and occasionally hears a mountain lion in the redwood forest that surrounds her home. She is known for her ability to imitate a wide range of birdcalls, including those of the bald eagle and the common loon.

— From March 2006
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories


Renee and I walked quickly into the sand dunes, out of sight of the water. My last backward glance found the seal pup floating in the surf like a piece of kelp. He haunted my thoughts the entire way home. That night, curled in bed with a pillow, I sobbed off and on for hours. The pup adrift in a tumbling world had cracked open the grief that I had felt the need to hide.

March 2006
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