Seven Thin Dimes
2017 TAZ Honorable Mention for Memoir
Seven Thin Dimes takes readers to the heart of what family means, and the value of the things in life that money cannot buy. Select memories of Janet Roberts’ childhood visits to her grandmother’s house in McDonald, Pennsylvania, are captured here in this engaging, thoughtful memoir. A collection of essays, it was originally written as a gift to the author’s family following the death of her grandmother, Esther Masquelier, and was never intended for publication. The essays here are the inspiration behind placing The Narrow Gate, her debut novel, in the town of McDonald.