Josephine Carr



The first thing you ought to know about me is that I go by the nickname, Jody (and, yes, apparently my parents did name me after the character of Jody in The Yearling).

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I grew up in a suburb of Washington, D.C., until I was thirteen years old, when my father accepted a position with the Ford Foundation and I moved to Nairobi, Kenya. My first novel, intended for young adults, drew on my great passion for Kenya. (No Regrets, Dial, 1982). After two years attending Loreto Convent, I went to the College du Leman boarding school in Geneva, Switzerland.

I graduated from Mt. Holyoke College, then received my Master’s degree from Bryn Mawr College, both in the field of English Literature.

During graduate school, I married and had two chil
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My Very Own Murder

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No Regrets

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“CHAPTER 10: For questions about librarians featured in erotic literature, you will find absolutely nothing in the public library.”
Josephine Carr, The Dewey Decimal System of Love

“Funny how the very thing you cling to one week is what you're ready to trash the next. I guess you cling because, in some obscure way, you understand that life is going to require that you give it up.”
Josephine Carr, The Dewey Decimal System of Love

“If you ever suffer from the "Aren't People the Greatest?" syndrome, spend a day working in a library. In fact, that gives me an idea. We have "Bring Your Child to Work Day" and "Spend the Day with a Nurse/Doctor." Why not a national event called "Labouring with a Librarian"? In my zest for alliteration, that sounds like a librarian about to give birth, but you get the gist of what I mean.”
Josephine Carr, The Dewey Decimal System of Love

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