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Mary K. Hawley

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Mary K. Hawley writes fiction and poetry. She received a 2019 Illinois Arts Council Literary Award for her short story "Skies of Blue," which appeared in Fifth Wednesday. Her yet-to-be published novel, The Sparkle Experiment, won first place in the women's fiction category of the 2015 WisRWA Fab Five contest. She is the author of a poetry collection, Double Tongues, (Tia Chucha Press), and her poems have widely published and anthologized. She co-translated the bilingual poetry anthology Astillas de luz/Shards of Light (Tia Chucha Press) and has written several children’s books. Mary has an MA in interdisciplinary arts from Columbia College. She helps coordinate Palabra Pura, the bilingual reading series of the Guild Literary Complex in Chic ...more

Second Time Around

I always have a book on hand. Even when I’m working fifty or sixty hours a week (in the oh-so-crazy world of educational publishing) there’s a novel on the kitchen counter that I dig into for the bits of the day I can call my own: the minute and fifty-five seconds it takes to heat the milk for my coffee; while toasting bread at lunch; bathroom breaks. At night I read in bed until I’m dozing off—to Read more of this blog post »
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Hi, I’m Lisa Jewell, the author of THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS. Thank you so much for coming to take a look at my notes on the most highlighted sections of the novel. Although on reading, the novel might feel as if it is the story of Libby, who inherits a mansion, or of Henry who is subsumed into a cult against his will, the book actually began for me, with Lucy. I saw a woman when I was in the south of France a few summers ago. She was smuggling her young children into the shower block of a private beach club. She clearly wasn’t a member and looked furtive, mysterious, desperate. I couldn’t stop ...more
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Nearly forty years old. Homeless. Single. Penniless. Not even who she says she is. Even her name is fake. She is a ghost. A living, breathing ghost.
Lucy was an amazing character for me to write about. She is a mother, as am I, but a mother with no other status. Not a wife, not a daughter, not a sister, not a friend. She has lived under the radar for so long that she has almost erased herself. The story, in as much as it is about an awful lot of things, is very much about Lucy regaining her identity, bringing ning herself back to life.
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the only way to really know what was going on in the world was to listen to women talk. Anyone who ignores the chatter of women is poorer by any measure.
I am fond of this line, mainly because as I wrote it, I knew it to be entirely true. Everything any reasonable human being needs to know about the world and the way it works is contained in conversations between women.
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