comingtoterms“Peggy Cochran Spear spent her childhood pretending nothing was wrong. From the locked wards of her mother’s mental illness, to her own loneliness and longing for permanence, Spear peels back the layers of loss to reveal the saving riches of friendship, family and a first rate education. This brave, powerful memoir reads like my favorite novels, deftly drawn, swift, redemptive.” Barbara Sweeney, poet and writer.

This book was developed in Susan’s memoir workshop over several years. She brought her skills to bear to help see this book to fruition.