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Beth Kephart

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in Wilmington, DE, The United States



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I'm the award-winning writer of more than two-dozen books in multiple genres—memoir, middle grade and young adult fiction, picture books, history, corporate fable, and books on the making of memoir.

I'm also an award-winning teacher at the University of Pennsylvania, co-founder of Juncture Workshops, and an essayist and critic with work appearing in The New York Times, Life magazine, Ninth Letter, Catapult, The Millions, The Rumpus, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and elsewhere.

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4,215 Blogger posts later, I'm starting clean with a new website

My friends, the time has come.

All of these thousands of posts, over the course of these dozen years. Celebrations of books I've loved, of friends I've made, of kindnesses that have been extended my way.

It's all become a bit much—overgrown, weedy, unkempt.

And so, after cleaning out my father's home and then my own, after thinking hard about who I want to be in the days I still have, after writi Read more of this blog post »
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Going Over

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Nothing but Ghosts

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ZENOBIA: The Curious Book of Business (Business & Investing)
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Description: an Alice in Wonderland-like fable about the power of the imagination (and courage) in corporate America
FLOW: The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River (History)
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Description: a hybrid work of history and prose poetry, an autobiography of a river
UNDERCOVER (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: the story of an aspiring high school poet who sheds a cloak of social invisibility and finally becomes herself

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“Have you ever watched a leaf leave a tree? It falls upward first, and then it drifts toward the ground, just as I find myself drifting towards you.”
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“Forgiveness, which is the place that every story turns, the chance we give each other.”
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“How do you know when an apology is true—when it means something, or can change something, or will last outside the moment?”
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