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Lisa Alther

Lisa Alther is the author of six novels, Kinflicks, Original Sins, Other Women, Bedrock, Five Minutes in Heaven, and Washed in the Blood, as well as a memoir (Kinfolks), a narrative history on the Hatfield-McCoy feud (Blood Feud), and a short story collection (Stormy Weather and Other Stories). Four of her books were New York Times bestsellers, and her books have also appeared on bestseller lists worldwide. Alther has published reviews and articles in periodicals including the New York Times, Art and Antiques, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Natural History, New Society, and the Guardian. Having lived in London and Paris, she currently divides her time among Tennessee, Vermont, and New York City. You can learn more at

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