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Emily Gray Tedrowe is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Talented Miss Farwell, Blue Stars, and Commuters. She earned a PhD in English literature from New York University, and a BA from Princeton University. She has received an Illinois Arts Council award as well as fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Sewanee Writers Conference. A frequent book reviewer for USA Today and other publications, Tedrowe also writes essays, interviews, and short stories.

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The Talented Miss Farwell

3.59 avg rating — 3,882 ratings — published 2020 — 12 editions
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3.45 avg rating — 502 ratings — published 2015 — 8 editions
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3.38 avg rating — 649 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Robber Bride

I got hot and cold on Atwood and this one is no exception. Loved the ambiguity around the central (title) character, and the interweaving of women’s lives. But so much backstory, hanging on a thin thread of present action, left me antsy.

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