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Karen Brown

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Karen Brown’s Little Sinners and Other Stories was named a Best Book of 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly; her previous collection, Pins and Needles received AWP’s Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction; and her first novel, The Longings of Wayward Girls, was published in 2013 by Washington Square Press. The Clairvoyants is forthcoming from Henry Holt in February 2017. Her work has been featured in The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, The New York Times, and Good Housekeeping. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of South Florida.

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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)
Karen Brown John Updike's Richard and Joan Maple are a couple featured in his book TOO FAR TO GO: THE MAPLES STORIES. The eighteen stories chart their marriage…moreJohn Updike's Richard and Joan Maple are a couple featured in his book TOO FAR TO GO: THE MAPLES STORIES. The eighteen stories chart their marriage from the early years in the late 1950s through infidelity and eventual separation and divorce. One of the most moving stories, "Separating" is told from Richard's perspective as he struggles with Joan--and his own culpability in the disintegration of the marriage--about how to tell the children they are separating. Updike captures how the times affect the rifts in a suburban couple's marriage, and I think he does this extraordinarily well. His prose is beautiful, often moving, and reflects the eroticism, humor, sadness and loss that exist within a marriage, over time. (less)
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The Longings of Wayward Girls

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