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  1. Cate Gable
    May 20, 2014

    “My Marriage” in the NYTimes, 5/19/14: funny, devastating and wonderful. Merci beaucoup, CG

    • Candi
      January 5, 2015

      Hello Cate, Forgive the prolonged delay in thanking you for your kind remark in regard to my NY Times piece back in May 2014. I have been laggard about keeping up with my site, I’m afraid. But it’s always wonderful to hear from someone who appreciates your writing.

  2. Sierra
    May 16, 2014

    WOW! I just read your short story, from Kipling to St. George. YOU ARE AMAZING! Your writing is deeply raw and moving! I’m so glad to have found you.
    Thank you, Sierra

  3. Sierra
    May 16, 2014

    Dear Candida,
    I just read your NYT piece about your suicide attempt and marriage. It was fantastic! honest and courageous! I’m a psychiatrist and therapist. I very much respect your ability and willingness to write about so humbling an experience, with such humanity!
    Thank you,
    Sierra Wong MD
    Tucson, AZ (520) 425-2361

  4. Jim Dudas
    September 16, 2012

    Hi, Candida: I only just finished reading “Bridge of a Single Hair.” It took me a so long to get to it because of other commitments (I hope you remember me from the Evanston Writers Workshop). I found it a remarkable story well told. There were a few places where I thought the dialogue was a little stilted, but, overall, it is a finely written book. It brought back a great number of memories of that time. And, though I was neither as passionate nor involved about the movement as you were, it left a great impression on me. I covered the Black Panthers when I was a reporter in Cleveland. I also saw how there was white justice and black justice while I covered criminal courts. There were many little things in your book that made it memorable and personal. Laetrile, for one. I remember Steve McQueen going to Mexico for treatment for lung cancer to no avail (he had contracted it through smoking and asbestos breathed through the face-mask of the helmet he wore as a car racer. Also, the Clarion. I knew it as the Clarion-Ledger (post merger). And, just as a matter of information, no one in the newspaper business in those days referred to a place where they kept the files as the “archives.” It was known as the “morgue.”
    Anyway, I hope you keep writing. I am grateful for the encouragement you gave me on my writing.


  5. Amrita
    June 26, 2012


    You are an inspiration to many. So glad you are sharing your story with the world.

  6. Jasper Rogers
    May 30, 2012

    Ms. Pugh, I found your site by chance. Congratulations on the excellent novel. Am looking forward to reading your next story.


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