Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Picked by the ghostwriter!

Tuesday "Twos" pick from Roxie, writer and ghostwriter:  Multi-talented Youmans has penned novels, poetry, and young adult works but never before drew on her family history. The Depression-era novel traces the life of a young orphan jostled about by life’s unyielding pressure, refining his spirit as he struggles into adulthood. Heard it before? Not like this. Youmans gift is her prose... More here.

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