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Connie Schultz

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Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, and Professional in Residence in the journalism school at Kent State University, her alma mater. She is the author of two memoirs: "Life Happens" and "…And His Lovely Wife." Her first novel, "The Daughters of Erietown," will be published on June 9, 2020.

Schultz lives in Cleveland with her husband, Sherrod Brown, and their two rescue dogs, Franklin and Walter. They have four children and seven grandchildren.
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Connie Schultz My novel, "The Daughters of Erietown," comes out from Random House on June 9. On the advice of both my editor, Kate Medina, and my agent, Gail Ross, I…moreMy novel, "The Daughters of Erietown," comes out from Random House on June 9. On the advice of both my editor, Kate Medina, and my agent, Gail Ross, I am now at work on my second one. I'm still meeting my weekly column deadlines for Creators Syndicate, as the world continues to churn and I find I am never without opinions about all that.
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Connie Schultz My working-class roots have driven my writing career, as a journalist of more than three decades, and now as a novelist. So, of course "The Daughters …moreMy working-class roots have driven my writing career, as a journalist of more than three decades, and now as a novelist. So, of course "The Daughters of Erietown" explores the lives of a working-class family. However, I am ever-mindful that our roots are our beginnings, not our excuses, which is a common theme in my work.(less)
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The Daughters of Erietown

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Welcome to Erietown

Hello from Cleveland, where the sun is flirting but showing no signs of commitment.

For years I've been engaging with readers on Twitter and Facebook, and through email, but I'm new to doing so on Goodreads. I plead for your patience with my early stumbles here.

My novel, "The Daughters of Erietown," comes out on June 9, and I'm eager to talk about that. But let's talk about writing, too, with all Read more of this blog post »
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The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power
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It was my good luck to interview Samantha Power on stage last fall for an event hosted by Cuyahoga County Public Library. Of course, this required me to read her memoir in advance. I have been recommending this book to young women especially, as she ...more
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Highly recommend. I thought I knew a lot about our history of impeachment of presidents. Alas, I had a lot to learn.
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" My goodness, what a kind thread unspooling here. Thank you, everyone. "
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Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
" This book came out the year my daughter was born, and I've read it three times over the course of 30 years. The longer I live, the more nuance I see i ...more "
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All Labor Has Dignity by Martin Luther King Jr.
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In a column in April 2018, I wrote about this book:

"King was the central force of the civil rights movement for black Americans, and as long as there are white Americans who think the color of one's skin determines the boundaries of one's community,
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I have loved this song -- written by Jimmy Webb and sung by Glenn Campbell -- since it first came out, when I was eleven years old. My father worked for the electric company, and so the lineman narrative held special appeal for me, I'm sure. Dylan Jo ...more
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Two of my favorite women -- Eleanor Roosevelt and novelist Amy Bloom -- come together for a story of love hidden from view, but life-altering.
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“How we treat those who can’t force us to be kind says everything about who we are as a people.”
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“To abandon children, any children, after divorce is to teach them that love is not only conditional, but also circumstantial. Some legacy that is. Divorce is hard enough on children, our”
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