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Pam Houston

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Houston is the Director of Creative Writing at U.C. Davis. Her stories have been selected for the Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and the Best American Short Stories of the Century. She lives in Colorado at 9,000 feet above sea level near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.

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Contents May Have Shifted

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A   Little More About Me

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A Rough Guide To The Heart

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“I wanted her to see that the only life worth living is a life full of love; that loss is always part of the equation; that love and loss conjoined are the best opportunity we get to live fully, to be our strongest, our most compassionate, our most graceful selves. ”
Pam Houston

“Life gives us what we need when we need it; receiving what it gives us is a whole other thing.”
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“It's September 21st, a day I love for the balance it carries with it.”
Pam Houston, Waltzing the Cat

“I wanted her to see that the only life worth living is a life full of love; that loss is always part of the equation; that love and loss conjoined are the best opportunity we get to live fully, to be our strongest, our most compassionate, our most graceful selves. ”
Pam Houston

“Life gives us what we need when we need it; receiving what it gives us is a whole other thing.”
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“Do you write novels?" I said.

"Novels, Lord no," she said. "I can't even stay married.”
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“The Universe has a plan to make sure we don't ever stop learning, not only in our minds, but also in our hearts.”
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“I always tell my students, about the biggest baddest things in life you must try to write small and light, save the big writing for the unexpected tiny thing that always makes or breaks a story.”
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Beth Hi Pam,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Colorado author! Maybe we'll meet someday at a writing conference.
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