Electronic Theses and Dissertations





Document Type

Thesis (Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Kristen Iversen

Committee Member

Thomas Russell

Committee Member

Richard Bausch


ABSTRACT Weber, Jennifer Anne.MFA. The University of Memphis.May 2010.What Exit Ya From, Babe?Major Professor: Dr. Kristen Iversen. This thesis is a memoir of my search for a place to call home.While the drive to feel at home began in Scranton, Pennsylvania after my parents’ divorce in 1979, it took on new significance in 1987 when I graduated from high school and left for college in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.It was then that I found myself rejected by my parents and felt orphaned as nobody’s daughter.Driven away, I maneuvered through New Jersey for sixteen years, hoping to make my own way, find love and make my own family one day, with my own home-is-where-the-heart-is.This memoir is that journey, the struggles and detours, to find a home and love.What I didn’t realize, is that all I had ever wanted, had been in front of me all along.


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Library Comment

Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.