Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
If You Can Believe Itis a novel of three female perspectives. Marla Morrow, Judith Pleasant, and Kassandra Henry are three women on the path of self-discovery in various ways. Set in a fictional town of Erusa, Kansas, this text explores both religious beliefs, the definition of motherhood, and what it means to love.If You Can Believe Itis fictional work that explores the craft of magical realism mixed with biblical origins. For example, Marla Morrow experiences a virgin pregnancy. Marla, Judith, and Kassandra experience both the real and the unexplainable, which in turn leads the three characters towards different paths yet finding the same conclusion; love is the only true medicine. Real people and events inspire this manuscript and events. All names and places are changed.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Cartwright, Mary Elizabeth, "If You Can Believe It" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2078.