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Beth Kephart

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in Wilmington, DE, The United States


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Though I've been writing since I was nine years old, I didn't publish beyond my high school literary journal until I was a new mother. My first published essay was in Iowa Woman; subsequently, I published short stories in dozens of literary magazines—learning, always, what worked or what didn't by reading far more than I wrote.

My first book, A SLANT OF SUN, a memoir, was a National Book Award finalist. My second, INTO THE TANGLE OF FRIENDSHIP, was supported by an NEA grant. These gifts give a writer momentum, and hope. To date I've published five memoirs, an autobiography of a river called FLOW: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PHILADELPHIA'S SCHUYLKILL RIVER, and the first of what will be four young adult novels for HarperTeen. UNDERCOVER has been n

We were returning from the very briefest of escapades to the beach—two hours, business—when Taylor Norman wrote with the news that VOYA had given THIS IS THE STORY OF YOU its third star.

I'm so happy about that. So happy for this tribute to the sea, to storms, to the communities that form in the aftermath of catastrophe.

From VOYA:

“A moving epic of a super storm and how it unravels the lives of...
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Small Damages

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You Are My Only

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Going Over

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Nothing but Ghosts

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Handling the Truth: On the ...

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Dangerous Neighbors

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A Slant of Sun: One Child's...

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House of Dance

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One Thing Stolen

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ZENOBIA: The Curious Book of Business (Business & Investing)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: an Alice in Wonderland-like fable about the power of the imagination (and courage) in corporate America
FLOW: The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River (History)
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Description: a hybrid work of history and prose poetry, an autobiography of a river
UNDERCOVER (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: the story of an aspiring high school poet who sheds a cloak of social invisibility and finally becomes herself

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“Have you ever watched a leaf leave a tree? It falls upward first, and then it drifts toward the ground, just as I find myself drifting towards you.”
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