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“She died of childbed fever”

You can’t go far in reading fiction, biographies or family memoir written before modern sepsis and antibiotics without running into phrases like: “his/her mother/wife died at childbirth. . . died giving birth to . . . . died of childbed

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Polyps, lawn problems, writing

When we moved to Knoxville in 2000 from my husband’s native Italy, Maurizio was quite fluent in English, but not, as we shall see, up on the American medical system. I was relating the adventures of my new friend Susan

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Announcements

Speaking on the 1919 Knoxville Race Riot at the Norris Women’s Club, April 5.

Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference, April 5-7, 2018. Two workshops: “Ancient fires for modern words” and “Blending narrative & description to empower your prose.”

When We Were Strangers, in Italian translation, presented in Pescasseroli, Italy, August 2018.

Recent Review
“Absorbing and layered with rich historical details, in Under the Same Blue Sky, Schoenewaldt weaves a tender and at times, heartbreaking story about German-Americans during World War I. With remarkable compassion, the author skillfully portrays conflicted loyalties, the search for belonging, the cruelty of war, and the resilience of the human spirit.”—Ann Weisgarber, author of The Promise and The Personal History of Rachel Dupree

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