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Bret Lott

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Bret Lott is the bestselling author of fourteen books, most recently the nonfiction collection Letters and Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian (Crossway 2013) and the novel Dead Low Tide (Random House 2012). Other books include the story collection The Difference Between Women and Men, the nonfiction book Before We Get Started: A Practical Memoir of the Writer’s Life, and the novels Jewel, an Oprah Book Club pick, and A Song I Knew by Heart. His work has appeared in, among other places, The Yale Review, The New York Times, The Georgia Review and in dozens of anthologies.

Born in Los Angeles, he received his BA in English from Cal State Long Beach in 1981, and his MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 198
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Jewel

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A Song I Knew By Heart

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Ancient Highway

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The Man Who Owned Vermont

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Reed's Beach

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Eyes to See

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“I felt on my back gentle pats like fragile wings just touching me, touching me: my grandchildren's hands.”
Bret Lott, Jewel

“Tell the truth, but understand that it is not necessarily what happened,” is one of the things she told him. “Every good story is a parable,” is another.”
Bret Lott, Letters and Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian

“literary fiction is fiction that examines the character of the people involved in the story, and that popular fiction is driven by plot. Whereas popular fiction, I tell them, is meant primarily as a means of escape, one way or another, from this present life, a kind of book equivalent of comfort food, literary fiction confronts us with who we are and makes us look deeply at the human condition.”
Bret Lott, Letters and Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian




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Donna Thank you Brett for accepting my request to be a friend on Goodreads.
Have a Happy Holiday season!


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