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Jan Morrill

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Jan Morrill was born and (mostly) raised in California. Her mother, a Buddhist Japanese American, was an internee during World War II. Her father, a Southern Baptist redhead of Irish descent, retired from the Air Force.

The Red Kimono, (University of Arkansas Press, January 2013), as well as many of her short stories, reflect memories of growing up in a multicultural, multi-religious, multi-political environment.

Her award-winning short stories and memoir essays have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul books and several anthologies. Recently, she was nominated for the Pushcart Prize for her short story “Xs and Os,” which appeared in the Voices Anthology. An artist as well as a writer, she is currently working on the sequel to The Red

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Average rating: 4.17 · 99 ratings · 32 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
The Red Kimono: A Novel
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Doll in the Red Kimono
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Life: Haiku by Haiku
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Xs and Os
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Captain Josie and The Whale
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Bigfoot Confidential
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
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Earlier this year, I entered “Floating Home” into the Little Tokyo Historical Society Short Story Contest. I was excited to learn that it was a fin... Read more of this blog post »
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" Hi everyone! My name is Jan Morrill and I'm new to the group. I'm still working on getting familiar with Goodreads. Great group, A.F.!

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" Beautifully written with a prose style that puts the readers in the South. I highly recommend Ms. Hartney's Washed in the Water. "
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Ms. Hartney's collection of short stories are beautifully written, with a voice that puts the reader right in the middle of life in the south. Her prose is smooth and lyrical and adds much to character development and sense of place. I highly recomme ...more
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Jan Morrill Thanks, Nancy. I'm still trying to get used to Goodreads. I've got more books to add, once I find the time. :)

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Nancy Hartney Pleased to see that you are a GoodReads friend. Looking forward to your Red Kimono. Also pleased to see an array of interesting books on your shelves. Nancy Hartney

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