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Gravedigger’s Daughter: Vignettes from a Small Kansas Town
by Cheryl Unruh
Gravedigger’s Daughter: Vignettes from a Small Kansas Town is Cheryl Unruh’s latest masterpiece, a memoir written in prose poetry that transported me to my childhood. I can smell the Folger’s coffee that gave Mom an extra spark. I too, grew up with bottle caps, firecrackers, collecting stamps, and reading wanted posters at the P. O.
This memoir, dedicated to Cheryl’s father, Elgie Unruh of Pawnee Rock, is perfect. That means every word is precise.
The walls at Great Bend hospital aren’t white; they’re “vanilla hallways.” Family members at the hospital aren’t nervous. Instead, “a hospital waiting room ages you overnight,” and cooking over a campfire wasn’t just fun for Cheryl; “we tasted adventure in every bite.”
If you want adventure and delight without ever leaving your home tonight, read Gravedigger’s Daughter. It will improve your life.
Jim Potter—author of Taking Back the Bullet: Trajectories of Self-Discovery
Until next time, happy writing and reading.