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Advisory Committee Chair

Kerry Madden

Advisory Committee Members

Jim Braziel

Nichole Lariscy

Gale Temple

Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name by School

Master of Arts (MA) College of Arts and Sciences


This memoir is primarily a collection of creative nonfiction essays. It includes one fictional short story for adults, "Rise," and one fictional story written for children, "The Memory Keepers." The essays and stories were produced following the death of my son; they explore the process of grieving his loss and rediscovering purpose and meaning in my life through story, faith, and community.