She is the author of Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night and All Waiting Is Long.
Recently I asked Taylor about what she was reading. Her reply:
I just finished reading Adam Cohen’s Imbeciles about the American eugenics movement and found it fascinating. While researching my novel, All Waiting Is Long, I kept coming across medical books written by the American Eugenics Society in the 20s and 30s. Since my novel opens at the Good Shepherd Infant Asylum, a catholic home for unwed pregnant girls, I delved into eugenics as it pertained to women deemed morally unfit. In reading Cohen’s book, I realized just how broad and insidious the American eugenics movement was, and to a certain extent, still is, in our country. As recently as the early 2000s, women in prisons were offered shortened sentences if they agreed to be sterilized. At a time when men are still trying to legislate women’s bodies, Imbeciles is a must read.Learn more about All Waiting Is Long, and visit Barbara J. Taylor's website.
My Book, The Movie: Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night.