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Martha McPhee

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Martha McPhee graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and received her M.F.A. from Columbia University.

She is the author of five novels: An Elegant Woman, Dear Money; L'America; Gorgeous Lies; and Bright Angel Time. Her work has been honored by a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Gorgeous Lies was a finalist for a National Book Award. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children, and teaches at Hofstra University.

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An Elegant Woman

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Dear Money

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Bright Angel Time

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L'America

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Gorgeous Lies

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“If I don't like the way something unfolds, I reimagine it the way I'd rather have seen it happen.Memory doesn't dictate truth.”
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