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Susan Rebecca White

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in Atlanta, Georgia, The United States
October 17, 1975



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December 2009


Susan Rebecca White is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Bound South and A Soft Place to Land. Her third novel, A Place at the Table, will be published by Touchstone / Simon & Schuster in June of 2013. A graduate of Brown University and the MFA program at Hollins, Susan currently teaches creative writing at Emory University. She lives in her hometown of Atlanta, GA with her husband, Sam Redburn Reid.

Last week I had an amazing discussion with my dear friend, Todd Johnson. During that conversation we spoke of how easy it is to become polarized, to see people who are on the opposing side of any given issue as "them"--separate from us and not worthy of compassion. Todd spoke eloquently about how healing work is done in the breaches between opposing sides. It's easy to stand on one side and con... Read more of this blog post »
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A Soft Place to Land

3.15 avg rating — 4,674 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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A Place at the Table

3.73 avg rating — 3,709 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Bound South

3.36 avg rating — 2,053 ratings — published 2009 — 9 editions
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Full Grown People: Greatest...

4.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2014
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October 2009, Susan Rebecca White
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? SW: Cyclical: Sometimes I'm hyper productive, sometimes very lazy. SS: What is your motto or maxim? SW: My maxim is, "Everybody has a story." And when I'm on a plane, I have a mantra, w..." ...More

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“Behold the power of my pen”
Susan Rebecca White, A Soft Place to Land

“Ruthie started to cry at Julia's use of the word "hate," though Ruthie knew it was true, accurate. For a long time now it had been easier just to hate her sister. Easier to try to define the relationship with that simple emotion than to live with the conflicting set of feelings Julia brought forth.”
Susan Rebecca White, A Soft Place to Land

“...a profound opportunity to embrace impermanence. How those of us who are renters are perhaps in a better position to recognize that our time here on earth is a borrowed gift. That it's not ours to own, though it is ours to relish. That it's still worth beautifying, even though it's temporary. So paint the walls, plant tomatoes in pots on the fire escape, but don't cling. Because eventually we will all be asked to move on.”
Susan Rebecca White, A Place at the Table

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