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Ellen Meeropol

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Ellen Meeropol is the author of three novels, Kinship of Clover (2017), House Arrest (2011) and On Hurricane Island (2015). A former pediatric nurse practitioner, Ellen began seriously writing fiction in her fifties. She holds an MFA from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine. Her stories and essays have appeared in Guernica, Bridges, Portland Magazine, Pedestal, Writers Chronicle, Patchwork Journal, and The Women’s Times.

Drawing material from her twin passions of medicine and social justice activism, Ellen’s fiction explores characters at the intersection of political turmoil, ethical dilemmas, and family life.

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Ellen Meeropol One day I was waiting in the security line at JFK Airport, frustrated with all the shoes-off, liquids-in-the-plastic-bucket regulations. I started…moreOne day I was waiting in the security line at JFK Airport, frustrated with all the shoes-off, liquids-in-the-plastic-bucket regulations. I started thinking about what would happen if TSA decided I was dangerous. What if they pulled me aside and took me somewhere for interrogation? At that moment, my main character appeared in my imagination. I knew her name, her profession, her no-nonsense personality, even her odd, slightly stilted way of talking. I “watched” as she was hooded, handcuffed, and taken away. When she did not return, I had to write the book to find out what happened to her. (less)
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Every year at this time I like to think back on the books I�ve read in the past 12 months that affected me the most. These are the books I�m most grateful for in 2017. Hala Alyan: Salt Houses. This debut novel gives us the multigenerational story of a Palestinian family � moving from a young girl�s fortune seen in coffee dregs to the dispersal of the family in the 1967 Six-Day War and the many... Read more of this blog post »
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