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What We Take for Truth is the story of a young woman who finds her strength when the world around her crumbles. It is a timely tale about shifting loyalties and the painful choices we are forced to make in order to preserve what we value most. At its height, the world of logging in the Pacific Northwest was both brutal and beautiful. When the conservation movement sent protestors into the woods and the government began to place the needs of a small, shy bird above those of families who had lived for generations off the harvest of those woods, the conflicts that erupted were fierce and heartbreaking. What We Take for Truth tells a story that both defends a way of life that is dying and celebrates a landscape that is being lost.
Deborah Nedelman, Ph.D., MFA graduated from Bryn Mawr College, University of Washington, and the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts. Her short fiction has appeared in many journals including The Concho River Review, Contemporary World Literature, Persimmon Tree, and Literary Orphans. She has won prizes in flash fiction and short story. She is co-author of two non-fiction books: Guide for Beginning Psychotherapists, (Cambridge Press), and Still Sexy After All These Years (Perigee/Penguin). And her novel, What We Take for Truth, is her first novel.
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