We're pleased to offer signed copies of Cassandra Lane's debut memoir, We Are Bridges, winner of the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize!
We Are Bridges (Feminist Press)
"In this evocative memoir, Cassandra Lane deftly uses the act of imagination to reclaim her ancestors' story as a backdrop for telling her own. The tradition of Black women's storytelling leaps forward within these pages--into fresh, daring, and excitingly new territory." --Bridgett M. Davis, author of The World According to Fannie Davis
When Cassandra Lane finds herself pregnant at thirty-five, the knowledge sends her on a poignant exploration of memory to prepare for her entry into motherhood. She moves between the twentieth-century rural South and present-day Los Angeles, reimagining the intimate life of her great-grandparents Mary Magdelene Magee and Burt Bridges, and Burt's lynching at the hands of vengeful white men in his southern town.
We Are Bridges turns to creative nonfiction to reclaim a family history from violent erasure so that a mother can gift her child with an ancestral blueprint for their future. Haunting and poetic, this debut traces the strange fruit borne from the roots of personal loss in one Black family--and considers how to take back one's American story.
Cassandra Lane is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. Lane received her MFA from Antioch University LA. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times's Conception series, the Times-Picayune, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and elsewhere. She is managing editor of L.A. Parent magazine and formerly served on the board of the AROHO Foundation.
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