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Jenny Hollowell is an American writer. Her short fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Scheherezade, and the anthology New Sudden Fiction, and was named a distinguished story by Best American Short Stories. She received an MFA from the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow in Fiction and recipient of the Balch Short Story Award. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. This is her first novel.


If you were listening to NPR's Weekend Edition this past Saturday, you likely heard Scott Simon's interview with Jenny Hollowell. In case you missed it, you can find the recording and transcript online here .
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“This is how everything should end: with the forgotten remembered, the wounded healed, and the sinners forgiven.”
Jenny Hollowell

“Over the course of your life you are actually hundreds of different people. You are a different person at the coffee shop than you are at the bar, and a different person for the dry cleaner than you are for your boyfriend, and a different person at work than you are on vacation. You are nobody in particular. But once somebody finds you and loves you, you have to keep being the person that they love. You want thier love. You need to keep getting it even if it means pretending...but no one loved her and so she could keep changing.”
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“Birdie is silent. She is tired of soon. Soon is round and smooth, without never’s honest jagged edges. Soon is like the End of the World, always approaching but never arriving. Soon is the excuse people use when nothing ever happens on time.”
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“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”
Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”
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“It's all make believe, isn't it?”
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“He read it for the same reason an animal tears at a wounded foot: to hurt the pain.”
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