Going to Wings by Sandra Worsham

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Book Description

Publisher: Third Lung Press “… A palpable and invigorating book, mapping one woman’s lifelong efforts to discover her own sexual identity through Christianity and friendship.” Kirkus Review “Sandra Worsham’s humor, clear-eyed honesty stitch this amazing quilt of meaning and experience together in a wonderful way.” Jill McCorkle, author of Life after Life and Going Away Shoes “The struggle of the gay Christian’s complicated effort to reconcile sexuality and faith is often overlooked by church leaders and more secular gays. But it is a complex, and deeply engaging journey. I was deeply moved by Sandra’s book, engaged by her voice, her mind, her heart. I think many will find their very human story here in the hands of a wise and compelling woman.” –George Hodgman, author of Bettyville “Sandra Worsham is the Mary Karr of Milledgeville, Georgia. This time the ‘Liars’ Club’ has extended its boundaries.  The personal stakes break the reader’s heart as the lies, judgements, and deprivations whirl between Sandra, her family, her friends, her community, and her church. Yet this page-turning memoir of her.
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“It is a wonderful read, real”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Linda Waller

This book is a must read for anyone who questions or who takes issue with the stand taken by so many churches regarding LGBT individuals seeking acceptance and grace. If this issue has not felt personal for you, this book will change you. It is a wonderful read, real,heart-wrenching and heart-warming at the same time.

About the Author

Sandra Worsham’s stories have been published in Memphis Magazine, Carolina Quarterly, Western Humanities Review, Ascent, and Chattahoochee Review, among others. She won First in Fiction in the Red Hen Press competition, and her story “Pinnacle” was published in the 2008 Los Angeles Review. Two of her stories were Finalists at Glimmer Train. After she retired from teaching writing to high school students for thirty years, her book on teaching writing, Essential Ingredients: Recipes for Teaching Writing, was published by ASCD in 2001. She was Georgia’s 1982 Teacher of the Year and a 1992 Milken Award Winner. In 2000, she was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. In June, 2006, she received her MFA in Fiction from Bennington College. Her new memoir, Going to Wings, was released this summer from Third Lung Press. This memoir is a book about reconciling the conflicts between spirituality / religion, sexuality, mother and daughter, and self. She lives in Milledgeville, Georgia, with her spouse and their two dogs.

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