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TaraShea Nesbit

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TaraShea Nesbit is the author of THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS and BEHELD. Her nonfiction, fiction, and critical essays have appeared in Granta, The Guardian, Salon, Fourth Genre, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor of fiction and nonfiction at Miami University and lives in Oxford, Ohio with her family.

THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, an Indies Introduce Debut Authors pick, the winner of two New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, and received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist.
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“We felt that we were a portrait on the wall, more invisible the longer it had been in its location”
TaraShea Nesbit, The Wives of Los Alamos

“Or, for one of our mothers, the secret to a good marriage, she said, was sex.”
TaraShea Nesbit, The Wives of Los Alamos

“Before we got married we asked our grandfathers, whose own marriages had lasted forty years or more, "What is the secret to a happy marriage? And they paused, looked down at their chicken salad, and said, 'You really have to like each other. After the attraction, you really have to like the person.'" ...our mothers tolds us...ask him how his day was. Take an interest in his profession.”
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