Tag: Karen Rosenbaum

Mothers and Daughters

By Karen Rosenbaum Karen Rosenbaum lives in Kensington, California. This story, which was awarded Sunstone’s 2012 Starstone Prize, appears in her collection, Mothers, Daughters, Sisters, Wives (Zarahemla, 2016).     Else Pedersen Mikelsen 12 January 1850–28 May 1920   The doctor told Anna there was nothing wrong with her mother, but all that meant was …

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There Is U-235 in My Soul Today

By Karen Rosenbaum   In early 1951 the U.S. government began testing atomic bombs on Frenchman Flat, about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas and about 90 miles northwest of the U.S. Bureau of Mines station in Boulder City, where we lived and where my metallurgist father researched uranium. This is why, very early one …

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