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Martha Conway

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Martha Conway's latest novel is THE PHYSICIAN'S DAUGHTER. Her other novels include The Underground River (Simon & Schuster), which was a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, and Thieving Forest, which won 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.

Martha is one of seven sisters and now lives in San Francisco with her family.
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Martha Conway My neighbor once told me, very off-hand, "Well you know, my son cannot lie." And it was true; I'd often noticed how her son went to great lengths to t…moreMy neighbor once told me, very off-hand, "Well you know, my son cannot lie." And it was true; I'd often noticed how her son went to great lengths to try to tell the exact truth. I thought: what a great seed for a character! And what if that character is forced to lie? And then break the law? How would that affect her?(less)
Martha Conway I have made writing a habit. I write every weekday for at least one hour.
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I’VE BEEN WORKING on a story that’s set in Ireland during World War II. One character—and I’ve yet to decide if he’s a good guy or bad guy (he’s a little bit of both)—tells my protagonist:


   “You know what the opposite of fear is, don’t you? It’s abundance.”
   “You mean only rich people aren’t afraid?”
   He shakes his head. “It’s not what you have. It’s what you think you have.”

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“What if you do what you think is right, for yourself or someone else, but it doesn't make a difference."

- Susanna Quiner”
Martha Conway, Thieving Forest

“Meera frowns. “Maybe the Little Warrior.” “Who is that?” A spirit, Meera explains, who appears in the form of a child dressed in war gear—eagle feathers and paint. “He comes to those alone in the forest to warn them of danger.” Susanna’s”
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“alpha, beta, gamma, delta”
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