Sena Jeter Naslund


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in Birmingham, Alabama, The United States
June 28, 1942

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Sena Jeter Naslund is the New York Times best-selling author of five novels, including Ahab's Wife (1999) and Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette (HarperCollins, 2006). She is currently Distinguished Teaching Professor and Writer in Residence at the University of Louisville and program director of the Spalding University brief-residency Master in Fine Arts in Writing. Recipient of the Harper Lee Award and the Southeastern Library Association Fiction Award, she is co-founder of The Louisville Review and the Fleur-de-Lis Press. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky."

Average rating: 3.93 · 56,738 ratings · 4,638 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer

4.03 avg rating — 42,889 ratings — published 1999 — 30 editions
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Abundance

3.73 avg rating — 9,458 ratings — published 2006 — 30 editions
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Four Spirits

3.80 avg rating — 1,686 ratings — published 2003 — 16 editions
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Adam & Eve

2.81 avg rating — 1,232 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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The Fountain of St. James C...

2.97 avg rating — 688 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Sherlock in Love

3.31 avg rating — 477 ratings — published 1993 — 3 editions
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The Disobedience of Water

3.45 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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Ice Skating at the North Pole

3.80 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1989
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4.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2005
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The Animal Way to Love

4.13 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1993
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“If you meet a woman of whatever complexion who sails her life with strength and grace and assurance, talk to her! And what you will find is that there has been a suffering, that at some time she has left herself for hanging dead.”
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“Great minds may have cold hearts. Form but no color. It is an incompleteness. And so they are afraid of any woman who both thinks and feels deeply.”
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“Where we choose to be, where we choose to be--we have the power to determine that in our lives. We cannot reel time backward or forward, but we can take ourselves to the place that defines our being.”
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