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Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

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Jeanne Blasberg is a voracious observer of human nature and has kept a journal since childhood. After graduating from Smith College, she surprised everyone who knew her by embarking on a career in finance, making stops on Wall Street, Macy’s and Harvard Business School, where she wrote case studies and business articles.
A firm believer that you are never too old to change course, Jeanne enrolled at Grub Street, one of the country’s pre-eminent creative writing centers, where she turned her attention to memoir and later fiction. Eden is her debut novel. Jeanne and her husband split their time between Boston and Westerly, RI. When not writing, she can be found playing squash, skiing, or taking in the sunset over Little Narragansett Bay.

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Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg I am looking forward to finishing Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi as well as Townie by Andre Dubus III
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In Eden, the character Leah is given up for adoption and finds her birth mother 50 years later. That is the type of personal mystery that plays itself out over and over again in the world. And a similar situation touched my own family's life and was part of the inspiration for the book. (less)
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If I look back at the woman I was twenty years ago…


I never thought I’d love golf. I also never thought about the day I’d be staring into my sixth decade on the planet. When you are in your thirties, it’s hard to find joy in a slower tempo. In the same way yoga didn’t appeal to me at that age, neither did a four-hour activity mired with frustration.


It’s only been in the last ten years I’ve come...

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