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UNSOLVED: One specific book > Short story heard on Selected Shorts on NPR btwn 2014-2017 about a woman professor who moves from the south to Michigan to teach in the engineering department

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Rachel Smotherman (rachelevelyn80) | 1 comments (Spoilers May abound?) She hates the cold, and all of her colleagues are men who sexually harass her (she may also be black, and that may be a relevant point with the sexual harassment?) she meets a local in a grocery store, has a one night stand that turns into a relationship. The fact that he’s a local is a source of tension for them. Find out about her backstory- crappy ex husband who was previously her professor and who leaves her for a graduate student after she delivers a stillborn (daughter?). Searched what archives I could, but can’t seem to get past 2015.

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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 4996 comments Here is a list of Selected Shorts from 2015 to 2018. If you think the author or reader of the story was female, that will narrow it down.

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Kris | 33472 comments Mod
Difficult Women by Roxane Gay seems to match your description. "A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind."

(Google search - site:www.goodreads.com "short stories" black female professor michigan engineering sexual)

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