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Ellen Meeropol

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Ellen Meeropol is the author of three novels, Kinship of Clover (2017), House Arrest (2011) and On Hurricane Island (2015). A former pediatric nurse practitioner, Ellen began seriously writing fiction in her fifties. She holds an MFA from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine. Her stories and essays have appeared in Guernica, Bridges, Portland Magazine, Pedestal, Writers Chronicle, Patchwork Journal, and The Women’s Times.

Drawing material from her twin passions of medicine and social justice activism, Ellen’s fiction explores characters at the intersection of political turmoil, ethical dilemmas, and family life.

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Ellen Meeropol One day I was waiting in the security line at JFK Airport, frustrated with all the shoes-off, liquids-in-the-plastic-bucket regulations. I started…moreOne day I was waiting in the security line at JFK Airport, frustrated with all the shoes-off, liquids-in-the-plastic-bucket regulations. I started thinking about what would happen if TSA decided I was dangerous. What if they pulled me aside and took me somewhere for interrogation? At that moment, my main character appeared in my imagination. I knew her name, her profession, her no-nonsense personality, even her odd, slightly stilted way of talking. I “watched” as she was hooded, handcuffed, and taken away. When she did not return, I had to write the book to find out what happened to her. (less)
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House Arrest

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My family has had some intense discussions about ashes. About what to do with them. The conversations started nine years ago when my mother died. She was 90 and was cremated, as she had requested. I picked up the box of ashes from the funeral home. That�s when the argument started. �What shall we do with Mom�s ashes?� I asked my father. �It doesn�t matter,� he said. �She�s gone. That�s not Paul... Read more of this blog post »
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