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Helen Phillips is the author of five books, including, most recently, the novel THE NEED. Her collection SOME POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS received the 2017 John Gardner Fiction Book Award. Her novel THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT, a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, was a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her collection AND YET THEY WERE HAPPY was named a Notable Book by the Story Prize. She is also the author of the children's adventure novel HERE WHERE THE SUNBEAMS ARE GREEN. Helen is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and the Italo Calvino Prize, among others. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, the New York Times, and Tin House, and on Selected Shorts. She is a ...more

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The Beautiful Bureaucrat

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The Need

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Some Possible Solutions

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Here Where the Sunbeams Are...

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And Yet They Were Happy

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Upside Down in the Jungle

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“...and one of those neat spiral stairways in the far corner-I wonder where it leads. Spiral staircases always seem to me like they must lead somewhere special.”
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“I just want to feel immaculate for a few minutes a day,”
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“Trishiffany said. “And your child was the 129,285,656,702nd.” “Do you know how many hours I spent sneaking around here in the middle”
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