Ursula DeYoung

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Ursula DeYoung grew up in a small seaside town north of Boston. She studied History and Literature at Harvard and received a Ph.D. in History from Oxford. She currently lives in Cambridge, MA, where she spends her time writing and reading fiction, teaching at the GrubStreet Writing Center in Boston, working as a freelance editor, and editing the literary journal EMBARK (embarkliteraryjournal.com), which features the openings of as-yet-unpublished novels.

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“Some people fear wild animals, but I was petrified by the wicked cunning of which only humans are capable.”
Ursula DeYoung, Shorecliff

“One of the worst things about war is the way it makes men feel about themselves.”
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“Misery is more satisfying when you wallow in darkness. Being sad in the sunlight ls harder to pull off.”
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