Krista Bremer

About the Book

A Tender Struggle is a bold piece of writing (and thinking) by an incredibly brave woman.”
–Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and The Signature of All Things

“Lucid, heartfelt and profoundly humane, A Tender Struggle navigates the boundaries of religion and politics to arrive at the universal experience of love.”
– G. Willow Wilson, author of Alif The Unseen

“Utterly absorbing… a beautiful book.”
–Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

“Told with rare honesty, A Tender Struggle is the story of Krista Bremer’s lifelong quest for insight and understanding, a search that leads her out of the Pacific surf and through the complex challenges and unexpected joys of a cross-cultural marriage and family. This book is a powerfully personal account of the courage and hard work necessary to open one’s heart and keep it that way.”
–Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements

A Tender Struggle is one of the most captivating and moving memoirs I’ve read in years. The story Krista Bremer tells–one of radical foreignness between a married couple–could be a metaphor for all committed relationships.”
–Haven Kimmel, author of A Girl Named Zippy

“I too was a San Diego longboard surfer stranded far from home with a mate who sometimes felt impossibly foreign to me, so this is my kind of book.  Krista writes the way I like it: soul-baring, plunged out of her element, grasping for meaning. “
– Poe Ballantine, author of Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere: A Memoir