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More About This Title Rebecca's Road
“You’re beginning to understand the world.” “Am I? Then I don’t like it.” “That’s precisely why your mother and I kept it from you.” A woman travels across America on a quest for life and love. Rebecca has always been looked after, cared for, shielded from the world; to avoid the realities, Mother would take her shopping, and her parents built a wing of their house just for her. But now Mother is dead and Rebecca, fifty years old, wants to take one of those trips she and Mother had often talked about. So she bargains with her father for the trust money he is withholding and buys a motor home in which she sets off to learn about life, love, and the world beyond the family peach orchard. Perhaps, too, there is a different Rebecca to be found along the way. In nine beautiful, humorous, and poignant stories, Marlene Lee traces the new life of Rebecca Quint as she takes her first steps along her own road.
Marlene Lee has worked as a court reporter, teacher, college instructor, and writer. A graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University (BA), University of Kansas (MA), and Brooklyn College (MFA), she currently tutors in the Writing Center at the University of Missouri. She has published numerous stories, poems, and essays in the Indiana Review, Descant, Orange County Illustrated, Maverick Press, Autobiography, Calyx, Other Voices, roger: a journal of literature and art and Blue Fifth Review. She won first prize in the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference Novel Contest, and first prize in the University of Kansas Poetry Contest.