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I am the author of the novel JUNO'S DAUGHTERS. My essays and short fiction have been published in literary magazines, Poets and Writers and On the Issues Magazine. In addition to writing, I have a commitment to public health. I am the Associate Director of the Master of Public Health program at the University of Missouri and I lead an annual study abroad in community health in Ghana, West Africa. I'm always looking for ways to bring those two careers together--and sometimes I even find them!


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Average rating: 3.09 · 186 ratings · 49 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Juno's Daughters: A Novel
3.1 of 5 stars 3.10 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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2.83 of 5 stars 2.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2011
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Lord of Misrule
Lise Saffran rated a book 3 of 5 stars
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read in April, 2011
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Lise Saffran Lise Saffran said: " I will return to this book at some point because of its gorgeous prose. I'm sure it's my fault as a reader that I got confused by the racetrack plot--it's a book that requires more attention than my busy, addled brain could afford it at the moment. "

 

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America Pacifica by Anna North
"I really wanted to love this book. I like the premise, but it's hard to make it through a book when you don't like the main character. I didn't feel like cheering for Darcy, and the first half of the book took me over a week to get through, becaus..." Read more of this review »
Family Wanted by Sara Holloway
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The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes
read in November, 2011
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I expected to love this book, which can be dangerous, but often found myself thinking that it was just as good as I had hoped it would be. It's a terrific book for anyone who is wondering what the mysterious "voice" thing is in fiction. My only quibb ...more
The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
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The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen
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I loved this book. I am a sucker for novels set in locales with which I am not familiar, but that draw me in by getting me involved in the characters' emotional struggles. It's a great feeling to pick up a book and expect to be taken somewhere new an ...more
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description: Win a copy of Juno's Daughters plus The Tempest! Enter by posting (or messaging) your story of community theater. Saw a great play? An awful one? Were you an actor, set builder, musician? Drawing on 9/5.
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The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine
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I enjoyed this book so much that I went to the library and checked out something else by Cathleen Schine almost immediately, which I rarely do. Very fun--strong narrative voice, great sense of humor.
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Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon
Lord of Misrule
by Jaimy Gordon
read in April, 2011
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I will return to this book at some point because of its gorgeous prose. I'm sure it's my fault as a reader that I got confused by the racetrack plot--it's a book that requires more attention than my busy, addled brain could afford it at the moment.
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I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson
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I thought this book was absolutely terrific--the first half especially was incredibly done. A lot of fun, but not JUST fun--moving, also.
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The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
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