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Tracy Chevalier

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Born:
19 October 1962 in Washington, DC. Youngest of 3 children. Father was a photographer for The Washington Post.

Childhood:
Nerdy. Spent a lot of time lying on my bed reading. Favorite authors back then: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madeleine L’Engle, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Joan Aiken, Susan Cooper, Lloyd Alexander. Book I would have taken to a desert island: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.

Education:
BA in English, Oberlin College, Ohio, 1984. No one was surprised that I went there; I was made for such a progressive, liberal place.

MA in creative writing, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, 1994. There’s a lot of debate about whether or not you can be taught to write. Why doesn’t anyone ask that of professional singers, painters, d
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March 2021 - 1st vs. 3rd Person

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My writing has come along slowly this past year, for obvious reasons. A few authors have written whole books during the pandemic. Most of us, however, have been plodding along, going through the motions while we await resolution/normality/the new normal.


I’ve written 1/3 of a novel about Venetian glass, and recently decided to reread what I’d written so far. This is always painful, because a fi

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HISTORICAL FICTION POLL "A"
There will be a series of polls to begin putting together a potential reading list for the "historical fiction folder". I have divided the books into groups of 15 books apiece. Make sure to choose your favorite from each poll and make sure to vote in each of these polls so that we can generate a list according to priorities and interests.

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara Michael Shaara

KILLER ANGELS BY MICHAEL SHAARA
 
  9 votes, 29.0%

A Tale of Two Cities (Silver Classics) by Charles Dickens Charles Dickens

THE TALE OF TWO CITIES BY CHARLES DICKENS
 
  5 votes, 16.1%

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo Victor Hugo

LES MISERABLES BY VICTOR HUGO
 
  4 votes, 12.9%

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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO BY BORIS PASTERNAK
 
  4 votes, 12.9%

Rob Roy (Penguin Classics) by Walter Scott Walter Scott


ROB ROY BY WALTER SCOTT
 
  2 votes, 6.5%

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy

WAR AND PEACE BY TOLSTOY
 
  2 votes, 6.5%

The Good Earth (Enriched Classics) by Pearl S. Buck Pearl S. Buck

THE GOOD EARTH BY PEARL S. BUCK
 
  1 vote, 3.2%

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes Esther Forbes

JOHNNY TREMAIN BY ESTHER FORBES
 
  1 vote, 3.2%

Ivanhoe (Penguin Classics) by Walter Scott Walter Scott

IVANHOE BY WALTER SCOTT
 
  1 vote, 3.2%

The Man Who Made Vermeers Unvarnishing the Legend of Master Forger Han van Meegeren by Jonathan Lopez Jonathan Lopez

THE MAN WHO MADE VERMEERS - UNVARNISHING THE LEGEND OF MASTER FORGER HAN VAN MEEGEREN
 
  1 vote, 3.2%

Ben Hur A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace Lew Wallace

BEN HUR BY LEW WALLACE
 
  1 vote, 3.2%

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier Tracy Chevalier

GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING BY TRACY CHEVALIER
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Richard II (Oxford School Shakespeare Series) by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare


RICHARD II BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Cid, Cinna, The Theatrical Illusion (Penguin Classics) by Pierre Corneille Pierre Corneille

THE CID BY PIERRE CORNEILLE
 
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The Name of the Rose Including Postscript by Umberto Eco Umberto Eco

THE NAME OF THE ROSE BY UMBERTO ECO
 
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