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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
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Short stories
Interlocking Pieces (1983)
Personal Silence (1990)


Awards
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
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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."
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Clara and Merritt (2010)
Peter Donahue
"CLARA AND MERRITT is rich with details that give life to a little-known chapter of our past.Donahue draws us into a panoramic, dramatic saga."
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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..."
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Magdalena Mountain (2018)
Robert Michael Pyle
"Fans of Robert Michael Pyle’s nonfiction will not be surprised to find his first novel abounding in details of the natural world?lovingly described plant and animal and insect life across the changing of the seasons on a remote Colorado mountain. What they may not expect is the bold imagination he brings to these pages?an amnesiac who might be the reincarnation of Mary Magdalene, a pantheist colony of monks in cahoots with feminist antinuclear activists, a Yale graduate student on the trail of a mysterious hitchhiking lepidopterist! Magdalena Mountain is thoroughly original, and thoroughly Robert Michael Pyle. Enjoy!"

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