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Mary Kay Zuravleff

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Mary Kay Zuravleff is the author of three novels published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Man Alive! is her newest. Alice McDermott called it an "exuberant novel, a sparkling book"; Tom Perrott praised it as a "witty and engaging novel"; and Jane Hamilton said "This is a book to share, reading sentences aloud to marvel at."

She is also the author of The Bowl Is Already Broken, which the New York Times praised as "a tart, affectionate satire of the museum world's bickering and scheming," and The Frequency of Souls, which the Chicago Tribune deemed a "beguiling and wildly inventive debut novel." Honors for her work include the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the James Jones Award. She grew up in Oklahoma City a
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Man Alive!

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The Frequency of Souls

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Your Trauma, My Trauma

In every book group I visit, someone has been through something you can barely fathom. At the fabulous all-male book club (homemade liquor, grilled meats!), the guys argued about whether Owen being struck by lightning was a metaphor for midlife crisis or not. They'd identify usual midlife issues, and then someone would say, "But he was actually struck by lightning."

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“We should have made do at home. We threw away so much food."

Ricky says, "We ran out of ketchup," and the rest of them concur. No ketchup, no dinner.”
Mary Kay Zuravleff, Man Alive!

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