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Ivy Pochoda

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Ivy Pochoda is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Visitation Street published by Ecco / Dennis Lehane Books. Visitation Street was chosen as an Amazon Best Book of the Month, Amazon Best Book of 2013, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Huffington Post, Self, and House & Garden. Her first novel The Art of Disappearing, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2009. She has a BA from Harvard College in Classical Greek and an MFA from Bennington College in fiction. Ivy grew up in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in downtown Los Angeles with her husband Justin Nowell.

When I was little, one of the first places my parents let me visit by myself was BookCourt, a bookstore around the corner from our house in Cobble Hill. One of my first solo expeditions there ended in disaster. The blue BMX bike I rode was stolen from the store’s foyer. The consensus was that the bike had been taken by the squatters who, rumor had it, lived next to the shop. This was back when... Read more of this blog post »
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The Art of Disappearing

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