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Jessica McCann

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Thank you for visiting me on Goodreads! I'm the author of the novel All Different Kinds of Free and a professional freelance writer. My creative nonfiction and reporting have been published in Business Week, Phoenix, Raising Arizona Kids and The Writer magazines, among others.

Reading and writing historical fiction is my passion, though I'm also drawn to memoirs, contemporary fiction, nonfiction, literary classics -- anything with a compelling story. I only review books I enjoyed reading, hence the abundance of 4- and 5-star ratings!


Average rating: 4.17 · 847 ratings · 166 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
All Different Kinds of Free
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 847 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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This quote from novelist Elizabeth Berg is so wise, so true. On writing inspiration: “Like love, you can't force it. Like love, it will find you when it's ready.” And yet, while you wait for that inspiration to find you, you must keep writing. The writing is the light, the...
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What's Missing from My Writing (Biographies & Memoirs)
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Description: This is a guest post that originally appeared on The Bird Sisters blog; contains a little insight on the writing life.
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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
"I can fully understand why this book has received the attention and accolades that it has. The unique take on a post-apocalyptic world, involving a Shakespeare troupe/orchestra is to be commended, as are the parallels between King Lear and one of..." Read more of this review »
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All Different Kinds of Free by Jessica McCann
"So hard to read this book. I can't imagine losing my freedom, having lived as a free person at one time. A few sex scenes you have to skip over. Wished we had more of an ending and resolution at the end. "
All Different Kinds of Free by Jessica McCann
"Great story

I really enjoyed this story and characters. Seems to be a true life event. Many stories are similar, but this was very true to life. "
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All Dogs Go to Kevin by Jessica Vogelsang
"I loved every page of Jessica Vogelsang's new book about her dogs and how much they've meant to her from childhood to her adult life as a vet. She is a gifted storyteller with a unique voice. At times funny, psychoanalytical, and profound, she sha..." Read more of this review »
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“A book is like the best friend you can imagine. Once you read a book, it stays with you forever.”
Jessica McCann, All Different Kinds of Free

“I had no vote in the making of such a law, and I have no intention of abiding by it, either.”
Jessica McCann, All Different Kinds of Free

“But our tiny home is so much more than its four ramshackle walls and lopsided roof would have you believe. Inside, it’s big, full of love. It’s a hospital where my babies can be born. It’s a schoolhouse where my children can learn. It’s a mansion where my husband and I can enjoy the riches of our life together.”
Jessica McCann, All Different Kinds of Free

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“Like works of literature, mathematical ideas help expand our circle of empathy, liberating us from the tyranny of a single, parochial point of view.”
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“The hardest choices in life aren't between what's right and what's wrong but between what's right and what's best.”
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“If you’re going to risk and maybe fail, fail at something that matters. Fail gloriously so that even in failure, lives change.”
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“Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have, can't have, or won't ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy – if not less of it – doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do.”
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“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
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message 1: by Lisa

Lisa See Yes, that was fun. And I'm happy we can be friends on Goodreads until we have a chance to meet again in person again. Will you be going to the Tucson Book Festival?


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