Tillie Olsen | The Sun Magazine

Tillie Olsen

Tillie Olsen is the author of Tell Me a Riddle, a collection of short stories; Yonnondio: From the Thirties, a novel; and Silences, a book of essays on the relationship between circumstances and human creativity. She lives in San Francisco, California.

— From May 1988
Fiction

I Stand Here Ironing

We were poor and could not afford for her the soil of easy growth. I was a young mother, I was a distracted mother. There were the other children pushing up, demanding.

May 1988
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