Sleeping in Velvet

Thaisa Frank weaves short narratives together into a meditation upon the gleaming fragments of memory that make up private history. "I know my mother the way I know the air. I know her the way I know cats who come for an evening and then live on. I know her the way I know a garden in Kansas, over thirty years ago, brimming with lilacs and a rough stone birdbath." (from "Eating"). Frank is a Contributing Editor of the San Francisco Review, teaches creative writing at the University of San Francisco, is a co-host of the Writers Conference on the WELL, and has a private practice as a psychotherapist.


Frank's own voice cold be said to occupy the shadowy land between poetry and prose--at times strong in narrative, more often fantastic, transfixed by the possibilities of metaphor.
—The New York Times Book Review, William Ferguson

"Slices of life, exquisitely captured"
—Peggy Vincent, Author and Reader
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