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Date of Award

Spring 5-2017

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department

English, Writing (The Writing Program)

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Writing (MFAW)

Degree Type



This thesis is the first half of a memoir of a lesbian growing up in her father's Christian Reformed sect. The work presented here is composed of three parts, each delving into the three states in which the author grew up before settling in Iowa in 1998.


English (en)

Chair and Committee

Edward P. McPherson

Committee Members

Kathleen Finneran, Marshall Klimasewiski


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