Beth Kephart




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Beth Kephart

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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
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For the past two years I've been collecting research for a new book, a Jazz Era book, based on the life of someone I can't stop dreaming about. She knew all the stars of that time. She was a star herself. And at one point, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his Zelda lived not far from her, shared meals with her, invited her to their home.

Remembering an F. Scott book my mother had given me years ago, I t... Read more of this blog post »
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Small Damages

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You Are My Only

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Undercover

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Going Over

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This Is the Story of You

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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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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)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
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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“Forgiveness, which is the place that every story turns, the chance we give each other.”
Beth Kephart, Undercover

“How do you know when an apology is true—when it means something, or can change something, or will last outside the moment?”
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