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Laura Crossett

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Iowa City, Iowa
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Laura Crossett is a librarian and lives in her hometown of Iowa City, Iowa, after sojourns in Wyoming (which has her heart) and in Illinois and New York (where she got a couple of her degrees).

Night Sweats is her first (and, given the demands of work and motherhood, may be her only) book.

Average rating: 3.9 · 63 ratings · 26 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
Night Sweats: An Unexpected...

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Occasionally I am called upon to write–and sometimes deliver–introductions to authors. I’m rather fond of some of them, and so I’ve decided to start publishing them here.


Marvin Bell at the Coralville Marriott for the Coralville Public Library

23 April 2015

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Marvin Bell in a hat. Photo by Sam Roxas-Chua.Marvin Bell in a hat. Photo by Sam Roxas-Chua.

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John Edgar Wideman
“Kids use words in ways that release hidden meanings, revel the history buried in sounds. They haven't forgotten that words can be more than signs, that words have magic, the power to be things, to point to themselves and materialize. With their back-formations, archaisms, their tendency to play the music in words--rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, repetition--children peel the skin from language. Words become incantatory. Open Sesame. Abracadabra. Perhaps a child will remember the word and will bring the walls tumbling down.”
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Antonya Nelson
“Birdy never felt artistic inclination when armed with a marking implement. What came to her were words, always words, commentary and criticism and correction and simple vocabulary curios; she scratched a few of them on the smooth red wall.”
Antonya Nelson, Nobody's Girl

Mary Daly
“There are and will be those who think I have gone overboard. Let them rest assured that this assessment is correct, probably beyond their wildest imagination, and that I will continue to do so.”
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Junot Díaz
“Motherfuckers will read a book that’s one third Elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and they [white people] think we’re taking over.”
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