In a Rind of Light is a book about memory, grief, and narrative itself—the stories we tell ourselves, the versions we offer others, the family secrets we tuck away, and the songs we make of the life we live. Catherine Abbey Hodges proves herself deft and original with language while thematically exploring its power—how naming a thing suggests mastery of the subject, a deep knowledge; how reckoning with the past on the page is a way of ‘writing our doors’ and then walking through them.”

–Maggie Smith, author of Goldenrod