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Mary Gaitskill

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Mary Gaitskill married writer Peter Trachtenberg in 2001. As of 2005, she lived in New York City; Gaitskill has previously lived in Toronto, San Francisco, and Marin County, CA, as well as attending the University of Michigan where she earned her B.A. and won a Hopwood Award.
Non fiction
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2005) : Veronica

Mary Gaitskill recommends
Bastard Out of Carolina (1992)
Dorothy Allison
"Resonant, emotionally complex and strong as hell."
The Losers' Club (2003)
Richard Pérez
"A very beautiful valentine to a time and place almost faded from existence."
Baba Yaga Laid an Egg (2009)
(Myths, book 11)
Dubravka Ugrešić
"A strange and wonderful book."
Double Happiness (2010)
Mary-Beth Hughes
"These stories are devastating, poignant, desparate, and true."
The Talented Ribkins (2017)
Ladee Hubbard
"The Talented Ribkins is a charming and delightful debut novel with a profound heart, and Ladee Hubbard’s voice is a welcome original."

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