The Blue Box - Available Now From Sarabande Books

“The heart and soul of my book lies in the vibrant silences I heard between the lines, silences that trans­lated them­selves into words as I wrote. The Blue Box does not share the soft glow that soft­ens the details of so many fam­ily his­to­ries; its light approaches a glare. For, when I chose to write about upper-white women in Virginia, I knew I was mak­ing a choice in many ways alien for me; I have always been more inter­ested in the lives of the peo­ple, largely women, who accord­ing to our cul­ture do not count.”

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“In the modern world of emails, Skype and a decided lack of handwritten correspondence, Bingham's box of documents traverses time, offering insights into a world of women who knew their own minds long before the word feminist was ever considered.”

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The Blue Box will be available online at Powell's, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble on September 9

 

Hagiography: The Copied Pot, The Repeated Story
Hagiography: The Copied Pot, The Repeated Story
Posted 5 days ago

In choosing invention, I chose my own view, my own voice, as I chose the woven forms of the marble statue I bought at Indian Market from a young Navajo sculptor.

Hagiography: The Copied Pot, The Repeated Story
Ferguson On My Mind
Ferguson On My Mind
Posted 1 week ago

It’s awkward, to say the least, for a privileged white woman like me to even attempt to touch the subject of racism; yet we are sometimes the women who knows its effects most intimately. Many of us were raised by a black woman and realized the limits put on their…

Ferguson On My Mind
Bingham Estate, Louisville KY
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Posted 2 weeks ago

I don't usually call it the Bingham Estate but just the big house, which gives it the same moniker as SingSing; but when big news breaks, the big name seems appropriate.

Bingham Estate, Louisville KY
Digging Up The Bones 3 — Twin These Houses — The Blue Box
Twin These Houses — The Blue Box
Posted 3 weeks ago

Both houses, uninhabitable due to size in both cases and dereliction in one, will continue as housing for myths, the myths that always throng around fortunes and obscure most of the facts about the fortune-makers lives.

Twin These Houses  — The Blue Box
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Digging Up The Bones 2 — The Blue Box
Posted 4 weeks ago

This morning I found a faded copy of a newspaper photo, certainly from the old Society Page of a Richmond Virginia daily, showing a group of three young people, two men and a woman, marching down Monument Avenue in that city, the broad magisterial artery where the greats of the…

Digging Up The Bones 2 — The Blue Box
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