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Paper Girl and the Knives that Made Her
Paper Girl and the Knives that Made Her

Paper Girl and the Knives that Made Her


176 Pages, 5.25 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $21.99)

Publication Date: January 2022

ISBN 9781771682640

Rights: WOR

Central Avenue Publishing (Jan 2022)


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“I have never been anything but a paper girl. Something to tear into pieces. Something to burn.”

We’ve all been paper before. We’ve all been fragile. Leaflike and gently blowing, enough to create stories or build fires. We go through life like that. We come across things that tear us into pieces, and we keep going. We keep fighting, because we must. We look for ways to be whole. To be the person we dream ourselves to be. 

Fragile by nature but tough by circumstance, paper girls are shaped by their love and loss. This collection of poetry and prose describes the journey of learning to live fully through the messiness of life and tenuousness of mental health.

Author Biography

Ari B. Cofer, a lifelong writer, has always felt like a paper girl. She has dedicated her life to sharing her story and the stories of others, breaking the stigma of mental health through her poetry. Her inspiration for this book came from her experiences with the people she’s met along her mental health journey, through treatment, therapy, and more. Ari currently lives in Seattle, WA with her partner, Gerald; her dog, Emma; and her cat, Cloud.