M. Dressler

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M Dressler's work has been praised by the New York Times as "splendid" and by Library Journal as the writing of a "natural-born storyteller." Her stories and essays have appeared in the Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, the Washington Post, and many other journals and magazines. She always knew she would one day write a book about a ghost. "Characters," she's written, "they come to you. It's very strange how it happens. They're like ghosts, in the beginning. But ghosts who haven't lived, or even been born yet. So you work backwards . . . looking for clues about them, about who they might have been, from the way they haunt you. And in this way you never get away from them, and they never leave you." She writes from her homes in Utah and in North ...more

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I loved this book. It's a cross between Agatha Christie and "The Usual Suspects," but that doesn't really do justice to its complexity and its unflinching look at how far people will go to avoid accountability in their lives. It's multi-voiced, moves ...more
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“Yes, the fat of progress does lead to the thinning of labor. But times are changing. What else can we do but change with them?”
M. Dressler, The Last to See Me

“You think you know your own heart and the heart of the one standing, breathing right beside you. But do you?”
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“Let no one tell you what form you can take.”
M. Dressler, I See You So Close: The Last Ghost Series, Book Two

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