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Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away is a deeply poignant memoir set in a post-Katrina Mississippi. Alice Anderson is returning to assess the damage to her beloved Mississippi coastline and the once-immaculate home that she'd carefully cultivated for her husband, Dr. Liam Rivers, and their three children. Liam is the town hospital's highly respected Chief of Medicine, for whom Alice willingly left behind her writing life in New York and vestiges of her modeling career in Paris, to become a wife and full-time mother. In the wake of this natural disaster, the tenuous balance of her marriage is lost as Liam's mental health spirals. When Liam violently attacks her at knifepoint, Alice is saved only by their three-year-old son. The author flees with her children and what ensues is an epic battle -- emotional, psychological, spiritual and legal -- for redemption, preservation of self and the welfare of her children. It's a battle that continues even as life goes on, finally coming full circle when the same son who saved her ten years later endures a violent encounter at his father's hands. Even as she confronts the harsh realities of high-powered Southern lawyers and a corrupt legal system, Alice finds redemption in her blossoming children and in the reclamation of her true self.

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Alice Anderson

Alice Anderson is the author of Some Bright Morning I'll Fly Away, published by St. Martin's Press. Her first collection of poems, Human Nature, was awarded both the Best First Book Prize from the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Elmer Holmes Bobst Prize for Emerging Writers from NYU. Her second collection of poems, The Watermark, was published in the UK and US simultaneously from Eyewear Publishing. With accolades from Goodhousekeeping, Buzzfeed, Bustle, and more, Anderson's work is anthologized in On The Verge: Emerging Poets and Artists in America; American Poetry, The Next Generation; and in the 20th-anniversary edition of the classic, The Courage to Heal. A frequent visiting writer at colleges and universities across the nation, Anderson is also an advocate and public speaker, fighting for the rights of domestic violence survivors and those with traumatic brain injury. The recipient of a prestigious Haven Foundation Grant from Stephen King for writers recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury, Anderson is an editor and ghostwriter, and is at work on a third poetry collection and a novel.

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