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Sheri Joseph

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Sheri Joseph’s novel STRAY (MacAdam/Cage, 2007) was awarded the Grub Street National Book Prize. Her cycle of stories, BEAR ME SAFELY OVER (Grove/Atlantic Press, 2002), a two-time Book Sense selection, shares some characters with STRAY. Her latest novel, WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME, is forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press in 2013. Winner of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for its first chapter, the novel involves a child abduction and is set in the cloud forest of Costa Rica.

Joseph teaches in the creative writing program at Georgia State University, where she also serves as fiction editor of Five Points literary magazine. She was recently featured in VANITY FAIR with other Atlanta women writers: http://www.vanityfa

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Where You Can Find Me

3.19 avg rating — 365 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Bear Me Safely Over

3.42 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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3.76 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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Prends-moi par la main

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Atlanta Noir

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The First Time I Heard Joy ...

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I love Ann Patchett's writing, but she's no editor. I've read every book in this Best American series since 1996, and this is the worst so far. Choosing from among 100 or so stories, Patchett couldn't help but include a few strong ones, and she has ( ...more
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" It's ripping my heart out. Two chapters left. "
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" Hi, Jeremy--It's hard to pick an absolute favorite of all time (and for all time), but I'm a big fan of MOBY DICK. "
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message 4: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:16PM)

Jeremy Thanks for sharing, Sheri! Moby Dick is quite the awesome book. I haven't read it for years, but maybe I'll read it again soon.

-Jeremy :)

message 3: by Jeremy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:14PM)

Jeremy Hi Sheri!

If you don't mind sharing--I was wondering, what's your favorite novel of all time?

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous friendships, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)

message 2: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:40PM)

Daniel Sheri, I see you are from Margaret Mitchell's city. She wrote about it and I believe she was killed on Peach tree Street. I dread the bypass there. I've never made it through without missing my exit because of all those lanes and all those big trucks in the way. Good luck.

message 1: by Pia (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:32PM)

Pia Hi Sheri! Are you going to SIBA in Atlanta? I'll be there.


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