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Andrea Barrett
Andrea Barrett was born in Boston, MA in 1954 and grew up on Cape Cod. She studied biology at Union College, in Schenectady, NY and started writing fiction in her twenties, after several brief stints in graduate school. She lived in Rochester, NY for many years and now lives in western... show more

Andrea Barrett was born in Boston, MA in 1954 and grew up on Cape Cod. She studied biology at Union College, in Schenectady, NY and started writing fiction in her twenties, after several brief stints in graduate school. She lived in Rochester, NY for many years and now lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, photographer Barry Goldstein. She's the author of six novels, most recently THE AIR WE BREATHE, and three collections of stories: SHIP FEVER, which received the 1996 National Book Award, SERVANTS OF THE MAP, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and, most recently, ARCHANGEL. Visit her official website at www.andrea-barrett.com.
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Birth date: November 16, 1954
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: adventure, classic, historical-fiction, revenge, britain-scotland, victorian, seven-seas, war, published-1889, hardback Read in June, 2009, read count: 2 Description: Set in Scotland during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, in the exotic French Indies, and in the North American wildernes...
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EpicFehlReader rated it 5 years ago
I'm really becoming a fan of Barrett's writing style, how she mixes science, history and humanity. This book didn't pull me in quite as quickly as Ship Fever but about halfway through I really started to feel myself involved in the story, especially when Naomi's behavior started turning really inten...
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EpicFehlReader rated it 5 years ago
Wasn't sure if I'd like it because typically I have a hard time getting into short story collections. I got this because I got The Air We Breathe and found it was a sort of continuation of some of the characters and plot points from Ship Fever. Ended up really enjoying the unique combination of scie...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
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To Shoot or Not to Shoot
To Shoot or Not to Shoot rated it 6 years ago
Enjoyed the internal and external journeys in this book. Beautifully told. I found it a bit unsettling because it is a historical novel woven with a more classical character novel. Perhaps I have read so many Arctic and Antarctic journals and the author has done such a good job, I found it hard to r...
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