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Sheila Kohler

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Sheila Kohler was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the younger of two girls. Upon matriculation at 17 from Saint Andrews, with a distinction in history (1958), she left the country for Europe. She lived for 15 years in Paris, where she married, did her undergraduate degree in literature at the Sorbonne, and a graduate degree in psychology at the Institut Catholique. After raising her three girls, she moved to the USA in 1981, and did an MFA in writing at Columbia.

In the summer of 1987, her first published story, “The Mountain,” came out in “The Quarterly” and received an O’Henry prize and was published in the O’Henry Prize Stories of 1988. It also became the first chapter in her first novel, "The Perfect Place," which was published by K
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Once We Were Sisters: A Memoir

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Becoming Jane Eyre

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Cracks

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Love Child

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The Bay of Foxes

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Dreaming for Freud

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Open Secrets

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Children of Pithiviers

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Crossways

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Open Secrets by Sheila Kohler
"Alice must unravel what has happened in the wake of her husband’s disappearance while on a sailing trip with a man who has ties to the Russian mafia. Everything is not as it seems and everyone – Alice, her husband, her fourteen-year-old daughter, sis" Read more of this review »
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“If you find the truth within you, it will save you. If you ignore it, it will destroy you.”
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“It's stupid to ban books that tell you the truth about life.”
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“It has occured to Charlotte that men are full of petulant nonsense,and that their supposed strength is rather less than a girl's.”
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“It has occured to Charlotte that men are full of petulant nonsense,and that their supposed strength is rather less than a girl's.”
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“It's stupid to ban books that tell you the truth about life.”
Sheila Kohler, Cracks

“If you find the truth within you, it will save you. If you ignore it, it will destroy you.”
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