- 2015 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Essays (Adult Nonfiction)
An award-winning essayist mines personal experience in a series of lyrical essays that explore femininity, fertility and longing through the lenses of class, Catholicism and pop culture in late 1980s to early ‘90s. Sonja Livingston weaves together strands of memory with imaginative vignettes to contemplate the lives of women, including figures such as Susan B. Anthony, the Virgin Mary and Ally McBeal. The result is a dazzling meditation on loss, possibility, and what it means to be human.