In Leanne Baugh's The Story of My Face (Second Story $13.95), seventeen-year-old Abby Hughes goes into hiding after being facially disfigured by a grizzly bear attack. Returning to finish her last year of high school, she is rejected by so-called friends. A boyfriend ignores her; a bully torments her. She must search for meanings, for beauty, below the surface. Her return to drama class is the only path forward. Baugh has been a waitress, receptionist, teacher, stay-at-home mom and a screenwriter.


The Story of My Face (Second Story 2020) $13.95 9781772600704

[BCBW 2020]