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JESSICA FRANCIS KANE is the author of The Report (Graywolf, 2010), a finalist for the 2010 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction and a Barnes & Noble "Discover" pick. She is also the author of the story collection Bending Heaven (Counterpoint, 2002), which was published in the US and the UK. Her stories have been broadcast on BBC radio and have appeared in many publications, including Granta, Virginia Quarterly Review, McSweeneys, The Missouri Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review. Her essays and humor pieces have appeared in Salon, McSweeneys Internet Tendency and The Morning News, where she is a contributing writer. She lives in New York with her husband and their two children.
 
 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Book nominee (2020) : Rules for Visiting


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What Could Be Saved (2021)
Liese O'Halloran Schwarz
"A gripping story of a family unraveling and the sibling love that ultimately endures. A great read."
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What You Can See from Here (2021)
Mariana Leky
"On finishing What You Can See from Here, I was bereft. I dare you to try to read this book slowly. Central to the story is the idea of how much of the world to let into our lives, how much each of us can actually manage. Well, I implore you to let this book into your life. It’s a wonder you won’t forget."
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Search (2022)
Michelle Huneven
"The committee at the heart of Huneven's wonderful Search is a portrait of a community working toward that most elusive of goals--a unanimous decision. The alliances and betrayals along the way reveal that even when a group of people share a common passion, the path to consensus can be tortuous. Fortunately, in Huneven's masterful prose it is also insightful, revealing, and very funny."

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