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Rachel Kadishis the author of the novels From a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: a Love Story, and the novella I Was Here.
Her work has been read on National Public Radio and has appeared in The New York Times,Tin House, Zoetrope, Ploughshares,The Gettysburg Review, Poets & Writers, Bomb, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize Anthology.
She has been a fiction fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and of the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as a resident at the Yaddo and MacDowell colonies. She has received both the John Gardner Fiction Award and the Koret Foundations Young Writer on Jewish Themes award, and was a writer-in-residence at Stanford University.
She lives outside Boston, where she teaches in Lesley Universitys MFA program in Creative Writing. She is at work on a novel set in 17th Century London.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Novels
   From a Sealed Room (1998)
   Tolstoy Lied (2006)
   The Weight of Ink (2017)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   I Was Here (2014)
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The Lioness of Boston (2023)
Emily Franklin
"The Lioness of Boston is a treasure trove of art, sensuality, Boston history, and more. Emily Franklin has captured Isabella Stewart Gardner's blazing life and the light it sheds on the lives of women then and now."
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Delphi (2022)
Clare Pollard
"We need the ancients to explain today to us, and we need Clare Pollard. In brief, brilliant passages, Pollard confronts the shadow-play of our screen-entranced lives, and offers this simultaneous comfort and curse: we are not the first to live these griefs and these bewilderments. Delphi is the strangest, best thing I've read in ages."
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House on Endless Waters (2020)
Emuna Elon
"An elegant, eloquent novel--a story in which time and language melt to reveal truths that could be told in no other way."

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