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Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

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Miranda Beverly-Whittemore was born in Los Angeles, California in 1976. The daughter of a writer and an anthropologist, she grew up in Senegal, Vermont, and Oregon. In 1998, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College. She has published two novels, The Effects of Light and Set Me Free, and writes full time from her home in Brooklyn.

Genres: Mystery

   Frito Lay (2015)
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