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Ellyn Bache

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Back when I was about eight and my mom worked full-time in an era when most moms stayed home, I rebelled by reading all the short stories in her women's magazines. There were lots of them in those days, most of them marvelous glimpses into a grown-up world I could barely imagine, but that felt glamorous and forbidden and appealing. So I grew up writing women's fiction instead of becoming the doctor I told everybody I was going to be, turning from stories to novels and occasionally back again. I still remember lines from stories I read when I wasn't yet a teenager, still draw sustenance from them . . . and still feel enormously fortunate to have a reading life, and a writing life, all these decades later


I’m sometimes amazed at the way lessons of fiction (my own included), hit us intellectually while we’re reading or writing, but don’t affect us emotionally until much later.

Case in point: if you walk through my house right now, you’ll find Transformers tangled in all the leaves and branches of my larger houseplants, courtesy of my four-year-old grandson, Adam. Transformers, based on movie char...

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