Karen Cushman

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Karen Cushman was born in Chicago, Illinois.

She entered Stanford University on a scholarship in 1959 and graduated with degrees in Greek and English. She later earned master’s degrees in human behavior and museum studies.

For eleven years she was an adjunct professor in the Museum Studies Department at John F. Kennedy University before resigning in 1996 to write full-time.

She lives on Vashon Island, Washington with her husband, Philip.

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My Aunt Joan

My mother’s youngest sister, My aunt Joan, was glamourous. She wore red lipstick and high heels And her hair rolled in a sausage. She had a handsome boyfriend Who was a sailor And became my uncle John. She worked in a big department store downtown Where she used a typewriter and An adding machine And ... Read more Read more of this blog post »
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