Sandra Gail Lambert writes memoir and fiction that is often about the body and its relationship to the natural world. Among the places her writing has been published are The Southern Review, New Letters, Brevity, Water~Stone Review, the North American Review, DIAGRAM, Hippocampus and The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Vol. 11. Her work has received Pushcart Prize nominations and is a Best of the Net finalist. She was a finalist in the 2016 Fourth Genre Steinberg Contest and the 2015 New Letters Alexander Cappon Prize for Fiction. Excerpts from her novel, The River’s Memory (Twisted Road/2014), have won prizes from Big Fiction Magazine and the Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest. Sandra lives with her partner in Gainesville, Florida—a home base for trips to her beloved rivers and marshes.
“A woman born without legs spends her days swimming with manatees. Two artists, separated by centuries, guide each other’s hands. And a child of the Florida frontier sits on the graves of her siblings to think about race relations and the habits of caterpillars.
These are some of the women who live along the banks of a river where water billows from caverns of silent lakes. None of them are famous. None have children.
Instead, their stories exist in a mosaic of time and shadowed history, and the things of the river–clay and water, trees and bone–carry their memories forward.”
“Lovingly crafted details abound, succinctly revelatory of women’s lives.”—Booklist
“Sandra Gail Lambert has an ear for the poetry of voices, the music of land, and the roar of history.”—Tayari Jones
“Here are stories . . . digging deep and calling out old spirits.”—Janisse Ray
“The writing—over and over again—is beautiful, transcendent, and engaging.”—Connie May Fowler