Essays in Missing Pieces assemble a broad appreciation of the puzzle that is life, reflecting on childhood, relationships, and community in the Upper Midwest. Written over fifteen years, each essay is a glimpse into the collective spirit, a small piece of understanding. Fit together, the essays reveal a larger picture of a life well-lived.
Readers can tip this collection of insights onto any firm surface and sort through the pieces to discover stories of life, death, love, family, and more that speak to their own lives. Starting from the edge or the colorful inside pieces, readers will find a bit of themselves in both the words and the emotions between words, the gaps created by missing pieces.