On the Outskirts of Normal
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University of Georgia Press, 2015.
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Debra Monroe., & Debra Monroe|AUTHOR. (2015). On the Outskirts of Normal. University of Georgia Press.

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Debra Monroe and Debra Monroe|AUTHOR. 2015. On the Outskirts of Normal. University of Georgia Press.

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Debra Monroe and Debra Monroe|AUTHOR, On the Outskirts of Normal. University of Georgia Press, 2015.

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Debra Monroe, and Debra Monroe|AUTHOR. On the Outskirts of Normal. University of Georgia Press, 2015. Web.

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Reading On the Outskirts of Normal at times feels like driving through an unwieldy thunderstorm at night on the unlit country roads that snake their way to Monroe's house in the woods; readers will feel her exhaustion but will be buoyed by her ever-present faith and fiery love. Pulitzer Prize winner Madeleine Blais writes that On the Outskirts of Normal is the "real deal: both a literary triumph and a triumph of the heart."
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