Yale to showcase Cleft Heart

I’m excited to announce that Yale University will exhibit Cleft Heart: Chasing Normal in Sterling Memorial Library.

The book will be featured in the Memorabilia Room of the library starting May 28, 2015. The exhibit will run through the summer into September.

Sterling Memorial Library and Cleft Heart.

The library is a fitting location for an exhibition since five chapters of the book deal with my life in Trumbull College, the residence hall that abuts Sterling. 

The exhibit represents a collaboration between the  Manuscripts, Archives, and Preservation departments at the Library and the Association of Yale Alumni (YAM). Frank Ward and Page Stockwell from the Class of 1965 assembled the exhibit, with the help of Jennifer Julier (YAM).


Memorabilia Room

Memorabilia Room






Sterling Memorial Library

The library was designed by James Gamble Rogers as the centerpiece of Yale’s Gothic Revival campus. It is elaborately ornamented, featuring extensive sculpture and painting as well as hundreds of panes of stained glass created by G. Owen Bonawit. In addition to five large reading rooms, a Music Library, and courtyard on the ground floor, the library’s tower has sixteen levels of bookstacks containing over 4 million volumes.

Sterling Library at Yale

Sterling Library at Yale


Library hours—and access to the exhibit—are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am – 9:45 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 4:45 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 4;45 pm; closed Sunday.  

Sterling Library
120 High Street, New Haven, CT 

To learn about CLEFT HEART: Chasing Normal, click the Amazon or Barnes & Noble buttons in the margins. Or click the image of the book cover. My coming-of-age memoir has intertwining love stories, mystery, tragedy, and triumph.

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