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Mary Sharratt

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Mary Sharratt is an American writer currently living in England. A member of the literary organization Commonword, she is active in the Manchester writing community, regularly taking part in public readings and leading writing workshops.

Previously she lived for 12 years in Germany where she coordinated the Munich Writers Workshop and published the literary journal Another Country.

Mary returns regularly to her hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota where she teaches workshops at The Loft Literary Center.

Genres: Historical
Anthologies containing stories by Mary Sharratt
Short stories
The Anatomy of a Mermaid (1999)

Mary Sharratt recommends
Walks Through Mist (2011)
(Dreaming, book 1)
Kim Murphy
"A transporting tale of star-crossed lovers caught between cultures and time."
Beyond the Ghetto Gates (2020)
Michelle Cameron
"Michelle Cameron’s powerful novel Beyond the Ghetto Gates is a passionately compelling saga of an ancient way of life on the threshold of radical change. Young Mirelle longs to dedicate her life to running her aging father’s workshop, but her rabbi forbids her on account of her sex. Chafing against the constraints of both her gender and the suffocating strictures of the Ancona ghetto, Mirelle sees no way forward but dutiful marriage. Yet Napoleon’s armies, sweeping across Europe, threaten to change her way of life forever."

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