Kristin Swenson

About me

Author of BIBLE BABEL (Harper Perennial 2011), writing historical fiction set in ancient Babylon and Persia. Cyrus the Great and three women are at the story’s center.

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Daily Dilemma Plus Beef Bone Broth and Barley Soups

Shaken. Oh, and stirred. Whomever you voted for on November 8, this election has left a lot of us shaken and stirred up, to boot. How plan the day when the president-elect snubs the Constitution, a delightful friend has invited me for coffee and pie, religious do-gooders chisel away women’s…

If Heaven There Is, It Is Surely with Dogs

If heaven there is, it is surely with dogs. With Lady and Mukluk and Blizzard and Blue. Beauregard, Suvi, Sir Winston and Trieve. Loki and Merry, Hector, Shiloh, and Trout. There’s Cody and Norman, Tuk, all the Roberts, too. Sweet William, now join them. Godspeed on your way. Muzzle to…

The Solace of Honest Work

For now, the swish and swish is all there is. The wooden handle of a rake with its metal-tined delta is all that I, who have come soul-tired, need. That, modest strength in my shoulders, and the blue tarp onto which I toss leaves with a swing that despite everything…

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