Gayle Brandeis

Gayle Brandeis is the author, most recently, of The Art of Misdiagnosis: Surviving My Mother’s Suicide (Beacon Press) and The Selfless Bliss of the Body: Poems (Finishing Line Press), as well as Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write (HarperOne), and the novels The Book of Dead Birds (HarperCollins), which won the Bellwether Prize for Fiction, Self Storage (Ballantine), Delta Girls (Ballantine), and her first novel for young readers, My Life with the Lincolns (Henry Holt), which was chosen as a state wide read in Wisconsin. Her novel in prose poems, Many Restless Concerns: The Victims of Countess Bathory Speak in Chorus (A Testimony) is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press. She currently teaches at Sierra Nevada College and the low residency MFA program at Antioch University Los Angeles.

Stories By Gayle Brandeis

Pilgrimage to the Site of My Mother’s Suicide

Mom died in a random parking garage. I didn't know why, but I had to see it.