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Lynn York

Lynn York is the author of two novels: The Piano Teacher (Plume, 2004) and The Sweet Life (Plume, 2007), a Booksense Notable Book. Educated at Duke University and the University of Texas at Austin, she worked in the international telecommunications industry in Washington, DC, before returning to her native North Carolina. She has taught workshops at Duke’s Osher Institute, North Carolina State University, and High Point University, and has served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Arts Council and the North Carolina Art Society. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC. Her website is

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. My children
  2. My family and friends
  3. Home
  4. Stories
  5. Water in all forms, but most especially the ocean
  6. Humor
  7. Adult beverages: coffee, wine, etc.
  8. Evenings with loved ones around the dinner table
  9. The details
  10. Handel and Patti Smith (tie)

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