At The Edge of The Woods

A Memoir

by Tess Hummer

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/26/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781504392365
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781504392358
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 216
ISBN : 9781504392341

About the Book

“Tess Hummer’s memoir, ................. vibrates with life. The anguish of her childhood is relayed with such unsentimental clarity that we can’t help but love her and cheer her toward transformation. The road is hard and she doesn’t spare anyone, least of all herself. Her journey from homelessness to home is something that will crack open the hardest of hearts. This is Angela’s Ashes for the new millennium.”
—Alan Watt - (bestselling author of The 90-Day Novel, and founder of L.A. Writers’ Lab)

“Tess and I were in the LA Writer’s workshop in 2010. She was writing a memoir about her life, much of it dealt with her experiences as a homeless woman in the LA area. I swear to god, I never cried in that workshop until Tess presented her work. It’s a sleeper--take my word for it.”
—Frank Wilderson III - Author, Incognegro, A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid, Red, White and Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonists

“In, At Edge of the Woods, baby boomer, Tess Hummer, transports us to a nostalgic America with crisp imagery that paints a story more like a forbodding Hopper than a Rockwell, as she reflects on choices, responsibility, and the sobriety of conscience on the journey to make sense of her life , which spans seven decades, from her crowded family home in Connecticut to a Starbucks in Malibu, in her relatable and engaging memoir.”
—Masha Savitz- Writer-Film Director - Red Reign –The Bloody Harvest of China’s Prisoners-

“This book will prevent you from doing your chores. From the first sentence you’ll be hooked. Get ready with a comfortable reading chair for the duration. I suggest that ‘At the Edge of the Woods,’ by Tess Hummer is a consummate personal and spiritual memoir that illustrates what can be chosen, created and experienced within a human life. The fact that Hummer’s book is a fabulously successful read is a testament to her life and insights.”
—Debbi Dachinger, Media Personality, Award-Winning, Syndicated radio Host, International Bestselling Author, and Media Coach

About the Author

When I was about six years old I asked my mother; "Ma, where did I come from and how did I get here? Ma always said the same thing, "Tess go outside and play." And to myself I wondered, 'what is my purpose and what am I supposed to do?" I've never stopped wondering.