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Mary Miller

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Big World, The Last Days of California, Always Happy Hour

Stories in McSweeney's Quarterly, American Short Fiction, New Stories from the South, Oxford American, Mid-American Review, Ninth Letter, Indiana Review, and Mississippi Review.

Nonfiction in the NYTBR, American Book Review, The Rumpus, and The Writer.

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Average rating: 3.55 · 2,923 ratings · 499 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Last Days of California

3.36 avg rating — 2,351 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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Big World

4.35 avg rating — 367 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Less Shiny

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Always Happy Hour: Stories

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herocious herocious Thanks for suggesting The History of Luminous Motion, Mary.


Brooke Congrats on the new book, Mary. Colter & I cant wait to read it!


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