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Mary Gaitskill

USA flag (b.1954)

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
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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."
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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