You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know by by Heather Sellers

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Heather Sellers recounts a life twisted by prosopagnosia, a neurological disorder that keeps her from recognizing people’s faces. Her childhood primed her for such a disorder: her mother  nailed blankets to the windows to keep the government from “spying,” and her father’s drinking and cross-country drifting created a world of instability and fear. That world followed Sellers as she tried to live a life that felt “normal.” Throughout this difficult, compelling memoir, Sellers looks to find how “in all that darkness, there had been love.” (Riverhead)

About the Author

Allison Backous teaches at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Mich., and is a member of Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church.