Charmaine Craig

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Charmaine Craig studied literature at Harvard College, received her MFA from the University of California at Irvine, and serves as a faculty member in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riverside, where she particularly enjoys teaching literature, the art of the paragraph, and forms of narration. Her first novel, The Good Men (Riverhead), was a national bestseller translated into six languages. Her second novel, Miss Burma (Grove), is based on the lives of her mother and grandparents, all born in Burma. Formerly an actor in film and television, she grew up in Los Angeles, where she now resides with her husband, author Andrew Winer, and their daughters.

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Miss Burma

3.58 avg rating — 1,811 ratings — published 2017 — 15 editions
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The Good Men

3.60 avg rating — 336 ratings — published 2002 — 10 editions
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Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
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Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
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Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
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“Their crime was their existence, Louisa had obliquely understood, and she had heeded Mama’s plea that they must not make a noise, taking each blow soundlessly, keeping her tears on the inside, until the lake of her grief had become so wide it had seemed almost inviting, a thing into which she could escape.”
Charmaine Craig, Miss Burma

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