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Lucy Ferriss

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"Vivid, compelling, as ineluctable as a Greek tragedy." So writes Claire Messud (THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS) of Lucy Ferriss's forthcoming novel, A SISTER TO HONOR.

Born in St. Louis, Lucy has lived on both coasts, in the middle, and abroad. Her recent novel THE LOST DAUGHTER was a Book of the Month pick and a Barnes & Noble bestseller. Her memoir UNVEILING THE PROPHET was named Best Book of the Year by the St. Louis Riverfront Times; her collection LEAVING THE NEIGHBORHOOD won the Mid-List First Series Award. She lives with Don Moon in the Berkshires and in Connecticut, where she is Writer-in-Residence at Trinity College. She has two strong sons and abiding passions for music, politics, travel, tennis, and wilderness. To research A SISTER TO HO
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I'm delighted to be publishing the second of my new series of "meditations" in Prairie Schooner, a journal I admire greatly. I don't see the issue up online yet, but when it gets there, it will be at http://prairieschooner.unl.edu/print-..., and you may be able to read "Meditation on Pain" there. But I suggest subscribing!

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"Wow. This was a book I couldn't put down. I admit to reading it to the wee hours of the morning. It appears to be well researched and very well written. I feel like I've had an education in a culture i knew very little about. Great book. I would h..." Read more of this review »
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"The story is about a Pakistani girl who goes to The United States to pursue her career in medical profession, and how she ends up in the midst of culture, family and honour crisis. You need to read the book to know if she is successful in becoming..." Read more of this review »
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"One of the differences between an actual book and a kindle is that with an actual book you know how close to the end you are. In this one, the story neared its inevitable climax, I got to the final chapter...and then looked down to see that I was..." Read more of this review »
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Not quite as good as Life After Life, only because Atkinson's trying for more realism here and hence risks implausibility in places. But Teddy's story, and especially his grandson Sunny's story, is poignant.
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