Against a backdrop of highways, diners, and cheap coffee, one couple finds peace through the redemptive power of love. Told from a wife’s perspective, Dirt Roads and Diner Pie is part travel essay and part memoir. It is the story of one couple’s struggle to confront the long-reaching effects of childhood sexual abuse.
Despite the heavy subject matter, Shonna’s approach is wry, witty, balanced, and tender. She details their journey within a three-week road trip of the southeastern United States taken shortly after Travis made his experience public. While the effects of child sex abuse inform nearly every aspect of their shared life, it does not define their relationship. That is the message Shonna offers: Sexual trauma may dominate, but it need not define the relationship itself.
Meeting Type: Stage
Sponsors: ALA, UNO
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.