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I'll fly away : further testimonies from the women of York Prison

Author: Wally Lamb; Women of York Correctional Institution.
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 2003 author Wally Lamb published a collection of essays by the students in his writing workshop at the maximum-security York Correctional Institution, Connecticut's only prison for women. Writing, Lamb discovered, was a way for these women to confront painful memories, face their fears and their failures, and begin to imagine better lives. One critic described the book as "gut-tearing tales ... the unvarnished  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wally Lamb; Women of York Correctional Institution.
ISBN: 0061369225 9780061369223
OCLC Number: 157000462
Description: xii, 258 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: When I was a child --
Florida memories / Bonnie Jean Foreshaw --
Kidnapped / Robin Ledbetter --
Shhh, don't tell / Deborah Ranger --
In the mood / Savannah --
Tinker bell / Brendalis Medina --
One Saturday morning / Chasity C. West --
Gifts my family gave me --
The captain / Kathleen Wyatt --
A brother's gift / Jennifer Rich --
The rainbow ring / Carmen Ramos --
Pictures of a daughter, viewed in prison / Christina MacNaughton --
Under-where? / Lynne M. Friend --
Why I write / Careen Jennings --
Lavender and vanilla / Kimberly Walker --
A gift / Robin Ledbetter --
Broken dolls and marionettes --
Broken doll / Lynda Gardner --
No is not a word / Christina MacNaughton --
Wishes / Charissa Willette --
The marionette / Lynne M. Friend --
Falling / Lynne Ledbnetter --
Crime and punishment --
Lost and found / Roberta Schwartz --
The chase / Brendalis Medina --
Prom queen / Jennifer Rich --
Down on the farm / Kelly Donnelly --
Big girl jail / Robin Ledbetter --
Wasted time / Lisa White --
Serpents / Robin Ledbetter --
The lights are flickering, again / Susan Budlong Cole --
Just another death / Christina MacNaughton --
I'll fly away --
My three fates / Chasity C. West --
Dance of the willow / Kelly Donnelly --
I won't burn alone / Brendalis Medina --
Seasons' rhythms / Kelly Donnelly --
Flight of the bumblebee / Kathleen Wyatt --
Reawakening through nature: a prison reflection / Barbara Parsons.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Wally Lamb.
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In 2003 author Wally Lamb published a collection of essays by the students in his writing workshop at the maximum-security York Correctional Institution, Connecticut's only prison for women. Writing, Lamb discovered, was a way for these women to confront painful memories, face their fears and their failures, and begin to imagine better lives. One critic described the book as "gut-tearing tales ... the unvarnished truth." In this new volume, twenty women--eighteen inmates and two of Lamb's cofacilitators--share the experiences that shaped them from childhood and that haunt and inspire them to this day. These portraits, vignettes, and stories depict with soul-baring honesty how and why women land in prison--and what happens once they get there. The stories are as varied as the individuals who wrote them, but each testifies to the same core truth: the universal value of knowing oneself and changing one's life through the power of the written word.--From publisher description.

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