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Martha McPhee



Martha McPhee in New York City with her children and husband, the poet and writer Mark Svenvold.

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
Non fiction
   Girls (2000) (with Jenny McPhee and Laura McPhee)
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Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2002) : Gorgeous Lies


Martha McPhee recommends
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A Lily in the Light (2019)
Kristin Fields
"Kristin Fields has written a propulsive first novel, the story unspooling around the disappearance of a child and the misery this loss inflicts. With heartbreaking clarity, the narrator realizes that to save herself she must leave the albatross of her broken family. But the past, as we know, has a way of haunting us no matter how hard we try to escape. Fields brings new light and language to the relentlessly terrifying and ever-present subject of lost children and the horrifying fallout that, here, grips the reader from start to finish."
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Astrid Sees All (2021)
Natalie Standiford
"Astrid Sees All zooms us back to the 1980s in the most delightful and nostalgic way: New York in all its craziness and magnetism is alive again through the clear-eyed observations and adventures of our witty and generous narrator."
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The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano (2021)
Donna Freitas
"Donna Freitas brilliantly unfurls from every angle one of the most urgent questions of a woman’s life, motherhood, creating a dazzling kaleidoscope of love, pain and possibility. The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano is a page-turner, a novel that is impossible to put down."

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