“Scratched,” by Elizabeth Tallent

Reviewed by J.R. Davidson Elizabeth Tallent’s mother refused to hold her when she was born.  This rejection was a triggering point, subconsciously stored until years later, sending Tallent on a lifelong quest to make herself lovable.  By her mid-thirties, having written four novels and several short stories, Tallent collapsed into a “perfectionist seizure.”  She couldn’t […]