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Joy Castro is the author of the literary thrillers Hell or High Water (St. Martin's, 2012) and Nearer Home (St. Martin's, 2013), the memoirs The Truth Book (2005; U of Nebraska, 2012) and Island of Bones (U of Nebraska 2012), and the forthcoming short fiction collection How Winter Began (U of Nebraska, 2015). Winner of an International Latino Book Award and the Nebraska Book Award and a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award, she is the editor of Family Trouble: Memoirists on the Hazards and Rewards of Revealing Family (U of Nebraska, 2013) and teaches literature, creative writing, and Latino studies at the University of Nebraska.

Her short story "A Notion I Took" appears in the June 2014 issue of The Drum.

Audio Stories by JOY CASTRO

A Notion I Took