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“In her compelling first novel, Laurette Folk maps a young woman’s sexual and artistic coming of age with honesty, humor, and compassion. Folk writes wisely and convincingly about sex and longing, family and faith, loss and anxiety, creating a world which is at once eccentric, familiar, and unforgettable. “
Kim Aubrey, Grain Magazine
“This engrossing novel of self-discovery draws readers into the confined world of Jackie's New England neighborhood, consisting of little more than what exists on her block… and in her bedroom. Despite attaining all the degrees and jobs that are expected, she finds no meaning in life and comes unhinged. But when she finally starts peeling away the layers of untruths that nearly consumed her, she uncovers a portal to joy. Peppered with powerful metaphors that endlessly delight, this book opens a portal of discovery to readers.”
Rebecca Leo, The Flaws That Bind
"A Portal to Vibrancy is Massachusetts author Laurette Folk’s long-awaited coming-of-age novel. In this lyrical work set in middle-America’s 1980s, Folk’s self-searching heroine weathers the storms of culture, family, and love to achieve authenticity —and to live as an artist. We have in this deftly-written book our Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman."
Rod Kessler, Off in Zimbabwe