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Molly Gloss

USA flag (b.1944)

Molly Gloss is a fourth-generation Oregonian who lives in Portland.

Her novel The Jump-Off Creek was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for American Fiction, and a winner of both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Oregon Book Award. In 1996 Molly was a recipient of a Whiting Writers Award.

The Dazzle of Day was named a New York Times Notable Book and was awarded the PEN Center West Fiction Prize.

Wild Life won the James Tiptree Jr. Award and was chosen as the 2002 selection for "If All Seattle Read the Same Book."

The Hearts of Horses, scheduled for release in Fall, 2007, is the novel of a young woman breaking horses for several ranchers in Eastern Oregon in the winter of 1917.
Anthologies containing stories by Molly Gloss
Short stories
Interlocking Pieces (1983)
Personal Silence (1990)

PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1990) : The Jump-off Creek
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book winner (2000) : Wild Life

Molly Gloss recommends
Crazy Love (2008)
Leslie What
"CRAZY LOVE is crazy good! Leslie What's brain is evidently crowded with strangeness, awfulness, wonderfulness, wildness, madness of all kinds...and love. Lots of love. How lucky we are that her imagination runs deep, runs true, runs onto the page in crazily beautiful stories-and lucky, so very lucky, to be holding those stories right now in our hands."
Mink River (2010)
Brian Doyle
"Absolutely in the tradition Northwest literature, richly imagined, distinctive, beautiful...I was pulled along steadily, my heart raced, I held my breath..."
Moonscape (2019)
(Nellie Burns and Moonshine, book 3)
Julie Weston
"...Nellie Burns, a woman absolutely alive on the page, and a heroine of extraordinary curiosity and courage. All of this set down in the 1920's in the mountains of Idaho. Perfect."

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