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Audubon

Audubon

I have slept in Elvis’s bedroom. Not too many people can say, can they?

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Caveat

Caveat

For eighteen years the ideas for this short novel hovered over my imaginative life.

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Passports and Visas

Passports and Visas

The past became like the creatures in Where the Wild Things Are, baring its terrible fangs, breathing its terrible breath.

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The Unruly Past

The Unruly Past

All pasts are unruly. All pasts resist the tidy, codifying insistence of the page, resist the will of the writer.

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Fools Rush In

Fools Rush In

I said I always wished I could see uniform trade paperbacks of my work, books that could sit on a shelf and actually look to be related, visibly related, instead straggling like unruly foster children from different homes.

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Olive Kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge

Nearly a century apart Sherwood Anderson and Elizabeth Strout created unique modes of storytelling where one character’s deepest heartache or greatest failure is but a footnote in the life of another.

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