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Laurel Corona

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I have loved reading and writing ever since my older sister came home from first grade to teach me what she had learned that day. My first publications were in the Oakland Tribune in a weekly section for children called "Aunt Elsie's Page," and a newspaper I put out for my family which featured reviews of what I was reading and news about what was happening in the lives of my dolls.

I was lucky enough to have parents who encouraged me from the beginning, and who showed their support by giving up much of what they must have wanted for themselves so my sister and I could get the best possible education. As a result, by the time I graduated from The Bishop's School in 1967 and enrolled as an English major at the University of California at Davi
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Another excerpt from THE MAPMAKER'S DAUGHTER: My love for you is written in my bones

Woven through my new novel is a passionate, sensual love story between my protagonist, Amalia, and Jamil, a Muslim poet and courtier. Now an old woman, Amalia feels the spirit of her now dead lover visiting her:



My body is too old and dry to waken as it once did at the thought of Jamil, but the hair on my arms rises so quickly I can almost hear it crackle as he comes up behind me.
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Published on February 13, 2014 22:49 Tags: granada, jewish-fiction, women-s-fiction-sephardic-jews
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