MESSAGE TO THE NURSE OF DREAMS
Short Story Collection
Message to the Nurse of Dreams is about growing up in the late 60s in a Texas oil town soaked by Gulf winds, where every kid was one generation removed from the country — a time when black and white got mixed together, half-grown, half children, trying to decide if they were as different as they’d been led to believe all their lives.
“The prose is not only beautiful, but there’s not a dishonest sentence anywhere to be found. I admire this writer tremendously.”
—Antonya Nelson, author of Funny Once"
Lisa Sandlin displays a deep, instinctive understanding of the ways in which generally close-knit families compulsively bicker and splinter — and the ways in which a teenage girl can, unexpectedly, be as concerned about her moral nature as she is about her complexion."
—Bruce Allen, The New York Times Full Review