Cris Mazza

A local author, activist, and professor, Cris Mazza teaches writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her books Disability and How to Leave a Country are simply amazing. Keep an eye out for her latest book to come out in the fall of 2007, and for a possible reading at the store!
Waterbaby Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933368849
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Published: Soft Skull Press - September 1st, 2007

Coming in Fall 2007
As children, Tam and her older brother were swimming when she suffered her first epileptic seizure. He pulled her from the water and was crowned a hero. Tam was labeled " disabled" and never swam again. And so began 30 years of vigilance, never allowing her body to betray her, never allowing her brother or her family or anyone else to influence her path. Now, in middle age, a lifetime' s worth of control has taken its toll. Exhausted, she heads to Maine where, while working on a genealogy project, she falls under the spell of two dead women: an ancestor, Mary Catherine, who died at 33; the other, the town ghost. Through their cloistered, tragic lives Tam relives her own life over and over - until a distant cousin forces her to see herself in a new light. Tam' s quest to transcend self-imposed limitations is superbly crafted and richly satisfying.

Disability: A Novella Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573661218
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Published: F2c - February 25th, 2005

Dog People Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566890557
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Published: Coffee House Press - May 1st, 1997

How to Leave a Country Cover Image
ISBN: 9780918273963
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Published: Coffee House Press - January 1st, 1992

Is It Sexual Harassment Yet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573660419
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Published: Northwestern University Press - September 30th, 1998