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Ann Napolitano

Ann Napolitano is the author of the novels A Good Hard Look and Within Arms Reach. She received an MFA from New York University; she teaches fiction writing for New York Universitys School of Continuing and Professional Studies and for Gotham Writers Workshop. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical
   Within Arm's Reach (2004)
   A Good Hard Look (2011)
   Dear Edward (2020)
   Hello Beautiful (2023)
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