Ability and Disability

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On Being A Cripple

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Nancy Mairs was born in Long Beach, California in 1943 and raised in Massachusetts, near Boston. An acclaimed personal essayist, Mairs writes with candor and humor about her experiences as…

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Lily Daw and the Three Ladies

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Known for a certain modesty and artful gentility, Eudora Welty (1909-2001) lived most of her life in her home state of Mississippi and won many literary awards over the course…

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Monet Refuses the Operation

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German-born poet and translator Lisel Mueller (b. 1924) fled the Nazi regime with her family when she was fifteen and settled in the Midwestern United States.  In this dramatic monologue,…

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Told in the Drooling Ward

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Known best for his novels The Call of the Wild (1903), The Sea Wolf (1904), and White Fang (1906), Jack London was one of America’s pioneering and most beloved adventure…