Jennifer Clark's Memoir Mixes in Recipes for the Ultimate Family Affair -- KISSING THE WORLD GOODBYE Now Available
PORTLAND, OR; March 15, 2022— In Jennifer Clark’s newest collection Kissing the World Goodbye, Clark leads us into the world of memoir, braiding family tales with recipes.
“Jennifer Clark’s memoir takes us right to the heart of the American family dramedy: the table, where the Zucchini Helper waits alongside Chicken Cordon Bleu—en casserole, of course, because this is Michigan. Clark braids family tales with recipes that you will want to try, if you grew up in the vast imaginary land sometimes called the Midwest. With an ironic edge and mordant wit that never compromises a deep and open heart, Clark invites us into a family that is nothing like yours and also a lot like yours, especially if you’ve ever felt like its only sane member, or the alien in the tribe, or the clan’s designated chronicler. Clark offers up her beloveds in all their exasperating, brilliant, incomparable uniqueness. When you close KISSING THE WORLD GOODBYE, you will already be missing her scientist father, in his gentle, wise intimacy with tiny invertebrate creatures; her mother, who always has something up her sleeve and who vanquishes incompetent bankers; her brother, epidemiologist and inspirational chef; and above all her sister, the exasperating and relentlessly loving Holly, queen of Costco and maker of killer strawberry-jalapeño margaritas. Jennifer Clark, who has worked mostly in poetry, here mines the secret of memoir: that in the ragged particulars of our lives lies the vast human story, full of yearning, grief, loyalty, intimacy, laughter, and appetite.” --Gail Griffin, author of Grief’s Country: A Memoir in Pieces, a 2021 Michigan Notable Book
About Jennifer Clark
Jennifer Clark is the author of three full-length poetry collections: A Beginner’s Guide to Heaven (Unsolicited Press), Necessary Clearings, and Johnny Appleseed: The Slice & Times of John Chapman (both published by Shabda Press). She is also the author of the children’s book What Do You See In Room 21 C? and the co-editor of the anthology, Immigration & Justice For Our Neighbors (both Celery City Books). Her newest collection Kissing the World Goodbye (slated for a March 2022 release by Unsolicited Press) ventures into the world of memoir, braiding family tales with recipes.
About Unsolicited Press
Unsolicited Press was founded in 2012 and is based in Portland, OR. The press strives to produce exceptional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from award-winning authors. Learn more at www.unsolicitedpress.com.
KISSING THE WORLD GOODBYE is available on March 15, 2022 as a paperback (198 p.; 978-1-956692-07-5) and e-book (all major retailers). The title is distributed to the trade by Ingram.
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