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Lucy Ferriss

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"Vivid, compelling, as ineluctable as a Greek tragedy." So writes Claire Messud (THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS) of Lucy Ferriss's forthcoming novel, A SISTER TO HONOR.

Born in St. Louis, Lucy has lived on both coasts, in the middle, and abroad. Her recent novel THE LOST DAUGHTER was a Book of the Month pick and a Barnes & Noble bestseller. Her memoir UNVEILING THE PROPHET was named Best Book of the Year by the St. Louis Riverfront Times; her collection LEAVING THE NEIGHBORHOOD won the Mid-List First Series Award. She lives with Don Moon in the Berkshires and in Connecticut, where she is Writer-in-Residence at Trinity College. She has two strong sons and abiding passions for music, politics, travel, tennis, and wilderness. To research A SISTER TO HO
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April 21, 2012, Pakistan --

At 8:30 a.m. on my last day in Peshawar, Aslam Khan fetches me for a trip to the Buddhist ruins at Taxila, outside Islamabad. Aslam is a friend of the journalist Jan Goodwin, who gave me his name 6 months ago; we've already had a lively correspondence about the subject of my novel and the ways in which it might offend or be useful to Muslims. Aslam has also given me...

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Sisterhood of the...: April 2014 Book of the Month Nomination for books published BEFORE 2013 31 22 Mar 17, 2014 10:10AM  
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