Sharma Shields

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Sharma Shields is the author of a short story collection, Favorite Monster, and a novel, The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac. Henry Holt will publish her next novel, The Cassandra, in early 2019. Sharma’s writing has appeared in Catapult, Electric Lit, Slice, Slate, The New York Times, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, Fugue, and elsewhere and has garnered such awards as the 2016 Washington State Book Award, the Autumn House Fiction Prize, the Tim McGinnis Award for Humor, a Grant for Artist Projects from Artist Trust, and the A.B. Guthrie Award for Outstanding Prose. She received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Washington (2000) and her MFA from the University of Montana (2004). Sharma has worked in independent bookstores and ...more

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The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac

3.61 avg rating — 1,472 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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The Cassandra

3.38 avg rating — 577 ratings — published 2019 — 6 editions
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Favorite Monster: Stories

4.23 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Lilac City Fairytales

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"I highly recommend “The Cassandra: A Novel” by Sharma Shields, a modern day slant on the Cassandra myth, only this time with a young woman who works in a top secret research facility during WWII tormented by visions of what the mission will mean f..." Read more of this review »
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“Jim was there, too, Amelia’s husband, a man whom Vanessa would have liked to enjoy less. He was a pretty fantastic guy. This was confusing for Vanessa. It suggested that Amelia, too, was fantastic.”
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