MARIE MARQUARDT is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University's Candler School of Theology and author of Dream Things True and The Radius of Us . She has published articles and co-authored two non-fiction books about Latin American immigration to the U.S. South. Marie is chair of El Refugio, a non-profit that serves detained immigrants and their families. She lives in a busy household in Decatur, Georgia with her spouse, four children, a dog, and a bearded dragon.