Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear won the 2016 Oregon Book Award for creative nonfiction and the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Memoir.

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“..a triumph of coming to terms with herself and her world.”  — Los Angeles Review of Books.

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On the surface, Kate Carroll de Gutes’ debut collection of essays considers her sexuality, gender presentation, and the end of her marriage. But, as editor Judith Kitchen says, “peel it back, begin to take it apart, semantically and linguistically and personally, and it all comes clear.”

Kate Carroll de Gutes invites readers to become collaborators in essays about issues we all face: growing up, identity, love, loss, and sometimes, as in de Gutes’ case, the quest for the perfect fashion accessory. With wit matched by self-compassion and empathy, the essays offer a lesson on the inevitable journey back to the places we all began.


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