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Gathering is a collection of vignettes and essays that captures the harmonious contradictions of being human. It tells stories of abuse and survival, of multicultural identity, of love, and of loss. In these pages, there is something for all of you.
"...beautiful and raw."
"It will both warm and break your heart."
Available now in paperback and e-book
"This book is beautiful. It is like listening to a friend give you advice, loving but honest. It's a sip of diner coffee when you're on a long trip, strong and energizing. It is a book I will return to, and I'm grateful for its existence."
"I devoured this book. It made me fall in love with words again. It reminded me of the beauty and power that can be contained in a sentence." –Shirin Eskandani, Wholehearted Coaching
"Priscilla turns everyday objects into poetry and crisis into anthropological prose. Her work is beautiful and raw. It is the honesty we all crave on some level, even if we fear it. You won’t want to put it down." –Erin Brown, author of Sovereign, As Is, and Letters to Lola
"There's something magical and irreplicable about her storytelling. Revealing her whole self, one story at a time throughout the book, she not only trusts us with her heart, she holds up a mirror to our own and reminds us that our lives are intertwined. Her writing unveils truths so deeply personal, yet rooted in our shared experiences of pain, joy, love, fear. Reminds us that who we are out in the world matters. That our interactions affect one another, sometimes for a moment, sometimes changing the course of our lives."
"This is a glimpse into gatherings of her world: we feel her pain and her wanderings, we meet her trauma through her family, and we meet her triumphs over and over and over again. A beautifully written, literally heart-filled book." –Dr. Patti Feuereisen, author of Invisible Girls
"The author's use of language is nothing short of lyrical. This was a book I carried in my purse with me, and thought about when not reading."
"This book is descriptive, enjoyable, and thoughtful: a must read."
"This book is a gift. It is a complete celebration of life, with all its muck and intertwinings and joy. Thomas is one of those writers who makes you stop, sentence by sentence, and say, “Whoa. I wish I’d written that.” Beautiful." –Lindsey Stoddard, author of Just Like Jackie, Right as Rain, andThe Real Deal
"This book pulls you into Priscilla's world in a way only the best writing does. It will both warm and break your heart, and you will find many moments that speak directly to you."
"Priscilla's writing inspires me to write. She creates works of art with her words—the kind that fuel in others a desire to express and connect through creation, too."
"It's impossible for me to put into words how reading this book made me feel. Reading about Priscilla's experiences as a woman of color, as a teacher, and as an artist was informative and also devastating and moving in the best and most informative ways." –Megan Wooding, author of Dear, Sister
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