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Maryanne O'Hara

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As I wrote CASCADE, I had a line by the great Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney running through my head: You lose more of yourself than you redeem/Doing the decent thing
I wanted CASCADE to explore "what is a right choice?" and "who decides what is right?"


I hope CASCADE provides readers with plenty to think about, discuss, and maybe even argue about. Thank you for reading.

Please contact me if you'd like to ask questions, have me Skype with your book club, or maybe even visit your club.

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I was the longtime associate fiction editor at Ploughshares, Boston’s award-winning literary journal. My short fiction has been published in The North Americ
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Cascade, the town in my novel of the same name, is loosely based on four towns in Massachusetts that were flooded in the 1930s to create a vast reservoir. Recently, an irate reader wrote to ask why I had invented a fictional town. “I would have enjoyed this book much more if you had chosen one of the four real towns for the setting!”


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