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Carolyn Burns Bass

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With a sword swallower as a father and a repentant chanteuse for a mother, it's no wonder Carolyn Burns Bass became a writer.

Carolyn has written nonfiction for magazines for more years than she cares to admit. She has published short fiction in several literary journals. Her short story "Sketches Past and Present" was a finalist for the Eric Hoffer prize for fiction and is featured in the 2013 Best New Writing anthology published by Hopewell.

The Bronte sisters have always fascinated Carolyn. When Blue River Press asked if she would be interested in writing a middle grade biography of the famous literary sisters, she jumped on it. ALL ABOUT THE BRONTE SISTERS will be available at bookstores and online book sites beginning November 2, 2020.


Death Did Me A Favor

Kelly and me, August 2014.Last weekend a couple of longtime friends stayed with us at Bassborough. Kelly lost her first husband to a heart attack when she was in her late twenties and her current husband, Kevin, to whom she's been married 19 years, recently underwent his second heart transplant and is now facing kidney failure. On top of that, while she was traveling, her gynecologist called h Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.33 · 6 ratings · 3 reviews · 4 distinct works
Sarah's Sacrifice

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All About the Bronte Sisters

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"This book could have used serious editing--as in cutting at least 150 pages--and more diligent focus on characters, narrative and plot. As you’ll note from the description, the author was partly responsible for The Guernsey Literary Society, a book t" Read more of this review »
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"4.5 stars. A tale of secrets and intertwined lives in the small, one-factory town of Macedonia, West Virginia in 1938. This historical West Virginia novel is by the co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

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