Cynthia Thayer


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Cynthia Underwood Thayer was born in New York City in 1944, raised in Nova Scotia and migrated to Maine via Massachusetts in 1976 to farm organically. For many years she was a weaver, showing her work throughout Maine and the east coast. Seventeen years ago, at the age of 50, she wrote her first short story, which was published in the Antigonish Review, and was hooked on writing.

She earned her BA in British Literature from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and went on to do her graduate work in nineteenth-century British literature.

Her first novel, Strong for Potatoes, published in 1998 by St. Martin’s Press, won the Rep’s Choice Award, was named best new fiction by Ingram Books, and was a Barnes and N
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A Certain Slant of Light

3.57 avg rating — 282 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Strong for Potatoes

3.63 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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A Brief Lunacy

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