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Pat Murphy

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Hi, all,

I just joined Goodreads, and I’m delighted to be here. I’ll be blundering about for a while as I try to figure out how it all works.

Right now, I want to let everyone know that my short story collection, Points of Departure, is available as part of an ebook StoryBundle of Philip K. Dick Award winners and finalists (available until October 15 at https://storybundle.com/pkdaward, and then... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 02, 2015 22:06 • 415 views • Tags: lisa-mason, philip-k-dick-award
Average rating: 3.91 · 14,499 ratings · 1,535 reviews · 159 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Wild Girls

4.14 avg rating — 1,634 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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The Falling Woman

3.62 avg rating — 1,428 ratings — published 1986 — 20 editions
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The City, Not Long After

3.88 avg rating — 789 ratings — published 1989 — 22 editions
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There and Back Again

3.65 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Adventures in Time and Spac...

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Nadya

3.52 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 1996 — 11 editions
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Rachel in Love

4.07 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1987 — 4 editions
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Points of Departure

3.87 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 1990 — 7 editions
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About Fairies

3.90 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Wild Angel

3.72 avg rating — 83 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston
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When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore
"This is one of the most beautiful books I have read in a long time. The prose is an effortless magical realism grounded in real world life and stories. The romance is frank and supported by true and complex feeling and community, and parental figu..." Read more of this review »
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The Owl Service by Alan Garner
"Written as I begin...

She wants to be flowers but you keep making her owls.

This will be a paraphrase rather than a direct quote, as it's something I've always remembered, almost been haunted by, over the years since I read Alan Garner's The Owl Ser..." Read more of this review »
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The City Under the Back Steps by Evelyn Sibley Lampman
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This was one of the books that got me interested in science, way back when. I read it when I was a kid, and I still remember the ant colony quite vividly. So sorry to hear it's out of print.
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The Shy Stegosaurus of Cricket Creek by Evelyn Sibley Lampman
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I loved this as a kid.
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The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope
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“If you can’t change the world with chocolate chip cookies, how can you change the world?”
Pat Murphy

“I read books when I was a kid, lots of books. Books always seemed like magic to me. They took you to the most amazing places. When I got older, I realized I couldn’t find books that took me to all the places I wanted to go. To go to those places, I had to write some books myself.”
Pat Murphy, The Wild Girls

“I've learned to write the truth. But to do that, I had to figure out what the truth was-and I had to realize that the truth isn't always the same for everyone. I had to realize that my truth may not be the same as your truth.”
Pat Murphy, The Wild Girls

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“Each culture defines its own idiosyncracies and then forgets that it has done so.”
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“When I run the world, librarians will be exempt from tragedy. Even their smaller sorrows will last only for as long as you can take out a book.”
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