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Martha Conway

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Martha Conway is the author of four novels including The Underground River (Touchstone 2017), which was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. She's received several awards for historical fiction, including the North American Book Award for Best Historical Fiction. Her short fiction has been published in the Iowa Review, the Carolina Quarterly, The Quarterly, Folio, Massachusetts Review, and other journals. She teaches creative writing at Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Martha is one of seven sisters. She currently lives in San Francisco with her family.

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The Anatomy of Desire: Sneak Peek

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June 1865

Lark’s Eye, Massachusetts


 


Vita was sitting on the front stairs in a shaft of sunlight reading On Diseases Peculiar to Women when they carried the Boston man into her house. It was Tuesday, so her mother and sister had gone into town to visit Aunt Norbert. Vita was waiting for her father to emerge from his office, once a front parlor, which was directly across from t

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Penelope Fitzgerald never disappoints. The sly humor in her novels makes reading a pure joy.
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