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Carolyn See


(Carolyn Penelope See)
(b.1934)

Carolyn See is the author of five novels, including The Handyman and Golden Days. She is a book reviewer for The Washington Post and is on the board of PEN Center USA West. She has a Ph.D. in American literature from UCLA, where she is an adjunct professor of English. Her awards include the prestigious Robert Kirsch Body of Work Award (1993) and a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction. She lives in California.

Carolyn See is the author of five novels, including The Handyman and Golden Days. She is also the author of Dreaming: Hard Luck and Good Times in America. She is a book reviewer for The Washington Post and is on the board of PEN Center USA West. She has a Ph.D. in American literature from UCLA, where she is an adjunct professor of English. Her awards include the prestigious Robert Kirsch Body of Work Award (1993) and a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction. She lives in California.
 
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The Dylanist (1991)
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A Good Distance (2004)
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The Ruins of California (2006)
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Literacy and Longing in L.A. (2006)
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