Between the Shores

Nicoya and Daniel are born in the same hospital in Jerusalem on the same date. At 2 a.m., their fathers exchange smiles in the nursery. When Nicoya is three months old, her mother takes her on a bus … [READ MORE]

Endangered   The artists were kept in cages. This was for their own good. The world had gotten really ugly, really fast, and the … [READ MORE]

A Bruise the Size and Shape of a Door Handle When Salma was nine her mother died and she went to live with the father she knew only through … [READ MORE]

Good Sea grass tickled the backs of our knees as we crossed the beach. Meredith was trailing behind, humming something familiar, but it was … [READ MORE]

Lake House

We retired, and we bought a house by a lake that none of our friends had ever heard of, in a town none of our friends had ever heard of, in a region of northern New York far from anything, where every … [READ MORE]

The Key Bearer’s Parents We were good parents. We know people assume otherwise when they see our wide ties and honking red noses, but we … [READ MORE]

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