Colgate University recently included an excerpt from Laurie Loewenstein’s UNMENTIONABLES in the Colgate Scene, a publication which recognized alumni who have gone on to write books featuring a strong sense of place. It shared selections from several alumni books along with an author discussion of how they were inspired by real places in their lives.
“To Midwesterners like myself, it is a place of great beauty; of distant horizons where the sky bleaches to white, where windbreaks of catalpas hem farm fields, where the courthouse is ornately fluted. But it is also a place of contradictions, where politeness and conformity glide above deep currents of emotion and sentiment. Where we are both insiders and outsiders — fertile ground in which to explore the true nature of community.”
Read the feature from the Colgate Scene here.