After a reading many years ago at the Seattle Public Library in Ballard, Lesley Hazelton approached me and gave me the kind of boost of confidence every young writer needs. The essay she heard, and some others she later read, became the groundwork for the forthcoming anthology This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home. To Lesley, and every established writer who has the generosity of heart and spirit to help a young writer along her path, thank you.
I could read Margot Kahn all day. Her writing is so masterly and so addictive – a deceptively gentle addiction that has you firmly in its grip long before you realize it. She gets us literally where we live – home – opening out the familiar into an unexpected realm of grace.
- Lesley Hazleton