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In Heaven Everyone Will Shake Your Hand: The Art of Julie Baldyga

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In Heaven Everyone Will Shake Your Hand: The Art of Julie Baldyga

Doctors advised Julie Baldyga's parents to institutionalize her, saying that she could be a danger to herself and others. Fortunately, her parents didn't take the advice: Julie grew up to be a luminous human and a brilliant, prolific artist.

A book about Baldyga's art is long overdue. This collection of oil pastels, ceramics and photos of “heavenly people”—400 life-size human figures—will not only showcase this incredible artist but also serve as a poignant reminder of what is possible when we refuse to write people off.

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Nikky Finney, 2011 National Book Award winner