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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 · 176 ratings · 47 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Juno's Daughters: A Novel
3.1 of 5 stars 3.10 avg rating — 171 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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2.6 of 5 stars 2.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2011
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Lord of Misrule
Lise Saffran rated a book 3 of 5 stars
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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
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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
Lise Saffran voted for The Story of Beautiful Girl as Best Fiction in the Opening Round of the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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.
Lise Saffran rated a book 4 of 5 stars
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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