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What could get you locked up

The research I did in writing Swimming in the Moon on treatment of mental illness in the early 20th C was scary enough. Here are reasons a person (especially a woman, foreigner or poor person) could get committed in the

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Blueberry Octopus Pie

Who would have imagined such a thing/beast? One more evidence of the irresistible force of human creativity. Or octo-obsession. This masterpiece was posted by my friend Antigone Pantanizopoulos, a master baker who might have made it but didn’t. There’s an

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Sunday, May 6, 2pm reading from latest work at Hexagon Brewing Company, Knoxville, TN.

Thursday, May 10, 6-8 pm presentation on research on the historical novel, Blount Count Library, Maryville, TN.

When We Were Strangers, Italian translation, tp rot be sented 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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