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Kitty Burns Florey

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Kitty Burns Florey is a veteran copyeditor and the author of nine novels and many short stories and essays. Her nonfiction book, Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences, was a National Bestseller that has been called "a wistful, charming, and funny ode to a nearly lost art."

An only child born and raised in Syracuse, New York, Florey attended St. John the Baptist Academy from 1st-12th grades, and this parochial school experience would later inform her nonfiction writing. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Boston University as well as a master's degree from Syracuse University, also in English Literature.

Her most recent nonfiction book, Script and Scribble: The Rise and Fal
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Solos

3.35 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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The Writing Master

3.23 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Souvenir of Cold Springs

3.24 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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Chez Cordelia

3.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1980 — 7 editions
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Real Life

3.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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The Garden Path

3.63 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
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Family Matters

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Vigil for a Stranger

3.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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“The language sticks to them like cat hair to black trousers, and they do things correctly without knowing why.”
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“Diagramming made language seem friendly, like a dog who doesn't bark, but, instead, trots over to greet you, wagging its tail.”
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