Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
Susan Straight's novels include the forthcoming Take One Candle Light a Room and Highwire Moon, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the California Book Award. Her essays and stories have appeared in Harper's, Salon.com, The Los Angeles Times, and on NPR's "All Things Considered", among other outlets. She is also the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Edgar Award. Straight was born in Riverside, where she lives with her three daughters and teaches at the University of California.
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