Milbre Burch conjures three mothers who draw on their inner ferocity when pushed to their limits by circumstance, spouse or community. Cultures all over the world attempt to tame or take possession of feminine fierceness. This trio of stories – a murder ballad and two folktales – captures why.

When your child comes out as transgender in a religiously conservative community, they aren’t the only ones about to go through a transition. Through personal story, Only Love explores a world where faith, family values, and the gender revolution collide.

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