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Publishers Weekly: Spotlight on Jarrell MFA ’01

Andrea Jarrell MFA ’01 was profiled in Publishers Weekly for her “spellbinding … gracefully written” new memoir, I’m the One Who Got Away.

Andrea Jarrell

The book, which follows the story of how Jarrell and her mother escaped her abusive father when she was young, is “a powerful memoir that will appeal to readers looking for ways to reimagine their own pasts, as well as to anyone who loves a great story told well,” Publishers Weekly said. “[Jarrell] wants those readers to believe that ‘if you're brave enough, you can make a happy life no matter how that life begins.’”