About Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein

Cheryl Klein’s column, “Hold it Lightly,” appears monthly(ish) in MUTHA. She is the author of Crybaby (out in 2022 from Brown Paper Press), a memoir about wanting a baby and getting cancer instead. She also wrote a story collection, The Commuters (City Works Press) and a novel, Lilac Mines (Manic D Press). Her stories and essays have appeared in Blunderbuss, The Normal School, Razorcake, and several anthologies. Her work has been honored by the MacDowell Colony and the Center for Cultural Innovation. She blogs about the intersection of art, life and carbohydrates at breadandbread.blogspot.com. Follow her on Twitter: @meadowbat.



Author Archives: Cheryl Klein

Mosaic: Things Lost, Found, and Taken

June 23rd, 2021 | by Cheryl Klein

The family stories hovered like the clouds of dust that were inflaming Cass’ sinuses. Like dust, they’d been there forever, and I never quite saw them


Carriers

March 22nd, 2021 | by Cheryl Klein

Privileged parents are getting a dose of what poor parents have always known: When the system fails, we will be blamed and pitted against each other


In Praise of Complaining

November 23rd, 2020 | by Cheryl Klein

Maybe someday things will be better. In the meantime, please bear witness to the buffet of snack foods ground into my couch



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