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    The Questions We Ask

    COA’s mission is to inquire, to delve, to care, to create. These are not just words on paper. They flourish within the hearts and minds of every member of the COA community. We asked several members of the COA faculty what questions they asked. Here are their responses.

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    The Bow Shop, an excerpt

    I couldn’t believe what I was about to do, but I concentrated, held out my hand, and placed a finger on her mouth. She stopped speaking and I leaned forward to meet her. The next few moments felt both an eternity and an instant, then we were back outside, her hand in mine.

    I felt more alive than I had ever felt. She was beside me now laughing into the night. I was grinning like an idiot and couldn’t stop.”

    An anticipated date goes a bit awry in this short story that’s an excerpt from a full-length novel.

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    My Summer with Grossmutter
    THE QUESTION: How was an entire country convinced that deporting people based on their religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, or physical ability was acceptable or even necessary?
    THE RESPONSE: My Summer with Großmutter: I Didn’t Understand What Happened Then; That’s Why I Remember