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Karen Brown was born in Connecticut. Her first collection of short stories, PINS AND NEEDLES, received The Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. LITTLE SINNERS AND OTHER STORIES won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and the Binghamton University John Gardner Fiction Book Award. Her stories have appeared in The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories 2008, Good Housekeeping, and in many literary journals. She studied creative writing at Cornell University, and received her Ph.D. in Literature from the University of South Florida, in Tampa, where she currently teaches. THE LONGINGS OF WAYWARD GIRLS is her first novel.


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So glad to hear you loved Longings, and thank you for asking about a new novel! I do have a new one, The Clairvoyants, coming out in early…more
Hi Tanya,

So glad to hear you loved Longings, and thank you for asking about a new novel! I do have a new one, The Clairvoyants, coming out in early 2017, and I'm really excited about it! Here's the announcement that appeared in Publishers Marketplace:


The PEN/O. Henry Award- and Grace Paley Prize-winning author of THE LONGINGS OF WAYWARD GIRLS Karen Brown's THE CLAIRVOYANTS, a psychological suspense novel set in a small college town, in which a young woman with clairvoyant abilities struggles to care for the beautiful, disturbed sister who has shown up on her doorstep, while becoming absorbed in a love affair with an enigmatic professor, just as a recent unsolved murder puts the town on edge, to Barbara Jones at Holt for publication in Winter 2017. (less)
Average rating: 3.27 · 1,619 ratings · 275 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
The Longings of Wayward Girls
3.24 of 5 stars 3.24 avg rating — 1,531 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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