Essay & Excerpt: F40D for TheTot.com
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Essay & Excerpt: F40D for TheTot.com

When I became pregnant with my daughter, I had just relocated from a small Western mountain town to the population-dense shores of Southern California. My former home is an unrushed place where the postmaster knows you personally and neighbors take you to the airport: the circle of community is drawn pretty tight. The prospect of being a new mother in a land streaked by the wash of speeding cars was daunting. Southern California felt more like a million individuals living side-by-side than any kind of circle. To read my piece and an excerpt from The First Forty Days, visit TheTot.com

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