LILY HARP, finalist for 2015 INDIFAB Book of the Year !

Foreword Review finalist in BOTH Literary & YA Fiction

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Advance Praise for Lily Harp

“Barton knows her characters like she knows Florida’s Gulf coast, which is to say deeply. Lily Harp is a masterpiece of of atmosphere and mood, of jasmine blooms and mangrove roots.” David James Poissant
“Barton sculpts imagery and molds characters who traverse the complex terrain of the human heart.” Beth Hoffman
“In the luscious novella at the center of this scrumptious new book, the pregnant, seventeen-year-old, eponymous Lily Harp struggles to be, right and wrong as muddled as the Florida weather.” Alan Michael Parker
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Podcast Interview for The Drunken Odyssey



forgiving is like that, he said

August 25, 2015

don’t tell me this breeze passing blues singing on midnight porch with patient dog lying   is not   or that this wicker chair wedding lights your arms those eyes   won’t be   don’t tell me I forgot my mind throwing well-fanged words like venom down your side   I fear most the less     […]

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Just Before

May 14, 2015

In the stages of labor, Transition comes in the moments just before the new life begins to press its way out, to squeeze its greatness from the womb. Sitting on the backyard porch, I listen to the birds. They weave a medley over my head, from telephone wire, to palm, to merry bougainvillea. The squirrels […]

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