Click to see the full dust jacket on Flickr.

Click to see the full dust jacket on Flickr.

a love story
by Darla K. Crist

ISBN 978-1-61019-104-3

hardcover list price $24
ebook list price $4.99 (coming soon)

Print are available globally through most booksellers. Signed print copies are still available for order from our shop hosted by Big Cartel. If you live in the USA and don’t want to use PayPal, you can send a check for $22 made out to “Folded Word” with “Catherine Sophia” in the comment line to: Folded Word, 79 Tracy Way, Meredith NH 03253.

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This historical fiction novel in verse introduces readers to Catherine Sophia Boucher at the moment she marries poet-painter William Blake. The once-illiterate daughter of a market gardener faces poverty and obscurity while she devotes herself to learning the book-making trade, eventually becoming Blake’s partner in every way. Through meticulous research and masterful word-craft, Darla K. Crist lifts the veil on the woman behind the man, revealing the bitter and the sweet of marriage to an intense visionary.


Darla K. Crist is an Assistant Professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, where she also serves as Writing Center Director. Crist is the author of the haiku collection, The God of Small Losses (2010, Finishing Line Press) and a forthcoming collection of flash fiction, The Book of Wishful Thinking (2015, Folded Word).


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