Float on

Float on

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A STORY OF THE POWER OF AN OPEN HEART AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE...





..".Krause guides readers the way good memoirists must, by rendering with nuance and complexity a story full of the kinds of love and truth that matter for us all." Rachel DeWoskin, best-selling author of Bling, Big Girl Small, Repeat After Me, and Foreign Babes in Beijing. "(Molly) endured loss after loss without ever losing herself, and the qualities that carried her through - equanimity, intelligence, honesty, and a sly sense of humor - are the same ones that distingush her prose in this deeply moving memoir."
Eric McHenry, 2015-2017 Kansas Poet Laureate "At 13, Molly Krause spent a summer at the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the only white girl in her class. One teacher called her the 'blue-eyed girl from Kansas.' But nobody is a cliche, especially a person who has spent years coming to an understanding of family matters and how family matters. The matters: divorce, a gay HIV-positive father who dies of AIDS, a sister's suicide attemps, a family struggling with drugs and alcohol. What matters: the honest, direct, sympathetic account the reader finds in Float On, of lives spent yearning to be whole." Thomas Fox Averill, Professor Emeritus, Washburn University, author of rode, A Carol Dickens Christmas, and Found Documents from the LIfe of Nell Johnson Doerr. Growing up in Topeka, Kansas in the 1970s, Molly Krause and her family experienced challenges different from the traditional stereotypes of America's Heartland. In this captivating memoir, Krause shares her complex early life with two sisters - the oldest biological and the other an adopted African-American baby. A mother left to raise three young girls when the father revealed he was gay and moved across the country. Struggles in the family with mental illness and substance abuse. A dance talent that was nurtured. A family separated by divorce and distance but brought together by a deadly disease. And through it all, humor, dedication to each other, and a deep love free from judgment.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 14mm | 281g
  • English
  • 069296147X
  • 9780692961476

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