A Little Ignorance

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C.N. Potter, 1986 - Cousins - 232 pages
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Follows Alison Walters from age eight to fourteen as, moving between her undemonstrative father and stepmother and her fastidious grandmother, she penetrates the mysteries of her family and her early life

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About the author (1986)

Penelope Scambly Schott is the author of a novel, seven poetry books, and five chapbooks. Her poetry books include three historical verse narratives, Penelope: The Story of the Half-Scalped Woman, The Pest Maiden: A Story of Lobotomy, and A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth (Oregon Book Award for Poetry, 2008), as well as three lyric collections, The Perfect Mother (Violet Reed Hass Prize, 1994), Baiting the Void (Orphic Prize, 2005), and May the Generations Die in the Right Order. She has received four fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, and residencies at The Fine Arts Work Center, The Vermont Studio Center, and the Wurlitzer Foundation. Penelope lives in Portland, Oregon, where she hikes, grades papers, paints, and spoils her family, especially her dog Lily Schott Sweetdog.

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