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The World Before Mirrors

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"What do you do for a living?" the podiatrist (or the photographer or the woman in the train station) asks, and Joan Connor answers, "I’m a writer," waiting with a cringe for the inevitable rejoinder: "Oh, boy, do I have a story for you!" How such offerings, not stories but small reports from the thick of life, become rich reflections on the nature of waiting and writing, ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Bison Books
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Joan Connor is an amazing writer. These essays show an engaging, poetic, restless mind at work.
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Joan Connor is the author of Here on Old Route 7 and We Who Live Apart. She is associate professor of English at Ohio University and a member of the faculty at the University of Southern Maine's low residency MFA program.
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