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On The Outskirts of Normal

Debra Monroe

In this memoir by Flannery O’Connor Award winner Debra Monroe, the soon-to-be divorced Debra buys a dilapidated Texas cabin miles from her teaching job. While waiting to adopt a child, she refurbishes and expands the rude dwelling. She soon finds herself in the strange new world of single motherhood, complicated by her being white and her adopted daughter being black. “… an engaging, poignant read.”—Kirkus Reviews

In this memoir by Flannery O’Connor Award winner Debra Monroe, the soon-to-be divorced Debra buys a dilapidated Texas cabin miles from her teaching job. While waiting to adopt a child, she refurbishes and expands the rude dwelling. She soon finds herself in the strange new world of single motherhood, complicated by her being white and her adopted daughter being black. “… an engaging, poignant read.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In this memoir by Flannery O’Connor Award winner Debra Monroe, the soon-to-be divorced Debra buys a dilapidated Texas cabin miles from her teaching job. While waiting to adopt a child, she refurbishes and expands the rude dwelling. She soon finds herself in the strange new world of single motherhood, complicated by her being white and her adopted daughter being black. “… an engaging, poignant read.”—Kirkus Reviews

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lynne McCollough

Length:

9h 39m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

50:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

57:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

45:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

56:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

53:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

57:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

55:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:46