Story of the photographer whose work adorns Oates memoir
|Detail of the photograph by Jane Yarborough Creech to appear on Joyce Carol Oates' forthcoming book.|
Early last year Jane Yarborough Creech’s doctor found her low hemoglobin levels were not caused by simple anemia, but by colon cancer.Also at A Piece of Monologue
She needed surgery.
But then a curious thing happened. The Greenville photographer learned her artwork would grace the cover of Pulitzer-Prize nominated author Joyce Carol Oates’ forthcoming book, "A Widow’s Story: A Memoir,” scheduled for release Feb. 15.
The news helped Creech – a mother of four and grandmother to six – battle the disease.
“It was good news at a sad time. When she was in the hospital I kept telling her that she had a lot to live for, the Joyce Carol Oates book being published,” said one of her daughters, Janie Creech. [Read more]