“A Certain Loneliness: A Memoir”
with Sandra Lambert
Friday, September 14
We are honored to host the launch of Sandra Lambert’s powerful memoir, “A Certain Loneliness: A Memoir.” A book signing will follow her presentation.
In “A Certain Loneliness” Lambert probes the intersection of disability, queerness, and female desire in this frank and funny memoir of her lifelong struggle with isolation and independence after contracting polio as a child. Frustrations, slapstick moments, and grand triumphs are all couched in the long history of humanity’s relationship to the natural world. As fellow Gainesville author Lauren Groff said, “This book is an act of tremendous beauty.”
Sandra Gail Lambert writes memoir and fiction that is often about the body and its relationship to the natural world. She is a 2018 NEA Creative Writing Fellow, and her memoir, “A Certain Loneliness,” will be published by the University of Nebraska Press September 1, 2018. Her work has been widely anthologized and published in journals such as The Southern Review, New Letters, Brevity, Water~Stone Review, the North American Review, DIAGRAM, and Hippocampus. She is co-editor of the anthology “Older Queer Voices: The Intimacy of Survival.” “The River’s Memory” (Twisted Road/2014), is her debut novel. Sandra lives with her wife in Gainesville, Florida—a home base for trips to her beloved rivers and marshes.