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Sara Paretsky

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Sara Paretsky is a modern American author of detective fiction. Paretsky was raised in Kansas, and graduated from the state university with a degree in political science. She did community service work on the south side of Chicago in 1966 and returned in 1968 to work there. She ultimately completed a Ph.D. in history at the University of Chicago, entitled The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England Before the Civil War, and finally earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Married to a professor of physics at the University of Chicago, she has lived in Chicago since 1968.

The protagonist of all but two of Paretsky's novels is V.I. Warshawski, a female private investigator. Warshawski's eclectic personalit
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I’m a member of subgroup, one that has been vilified by the standard bearers of western civilization for almost 2000 years. Growing up under the shadow of World War II and the destruction of almost half of my subgroup I was hyper-sensitive to the stereotypes with which the larger community wanted to define us: we controlled the world’s finances, we destroyed world economies on a whim, our women...

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Indemnity Only (V.I. Warsha...

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Blood Shot (V.I. Warshawski...

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Body Work (V.I. Warshawski,...

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Hard Time (V.I. Warshawski,...

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Fire Sale (V.I. Warshawski,...

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Hardball (V.I. Warshawski, ...

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Deadlock (V.I. Warshawski, #2)

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Breakdown  (V.I. Warshawski...

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Blacklist (V.I. Warshawski,...

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“The hardest thing about adolescence is that everything seems too big. There's no way to get context or perspective, ..... Pain and joy without limits. No one can live like that forever, so experience finally comes to our rescue. We come to know what we can endure, and also that nothing endures.”
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“A god who cares more about a little water on the head than my daughter's character is not a deity I want her to spend eternity with.”
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