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Andromeda Romano-Lax
Born in 1970 in Chicago, Andromeda Romano-Lax worked as a freelance journalist and travel writer before turning to fiction. Her first novel, The Spanish Bow, was translated into eleven languages and was chosen as a New York Times Editors' Choice, BookSense pick, and one of Library Journal's Best... show more



Born in 1970 in Chicago, Andromeda Romano-Lax worked as a freelance journalist and travel writer before turning to fiction. Her first novel, The Spanish Bow, was translated into eleven languages and was chosen as a New York Times Editors' Choice, BookSense pick, and one of Library Journal's Best Books of the Year. Her second novel, The Detour, was published in 2012, and her newest novel, Behave, an IndieNext pick, will be published in March 2016. Among her nonfiction works are a dozen travel and natural history guidebooks to the public lands of Alaska, as well as a travel narrative, Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez: A Makeshift Expedition Along Baja's Desert Coast, which was an Aububon Editor's Choice. Andromeda lives with her family in Mexico and in Anchorage, Alaska, where she co-founded and now teaches for a nonprofit organization, the 49 Alaska Writing Center. She is also on faculty in the University of Alaska Anchorage low-residency MFA program. Andromeda blogs at www.aromanolax.com and enjoys hearing from readers.

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Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 3 years ago
This book is slow, character focused, and not much happens...and I really enjoyed it! If you're looking for action or detailed world-building this isn't the book for you. What you get instead is a deep dive into the lives of two women, and a well-crafted exploration of what it means to be human, to ...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 4 years ago
I picked up "Plum Rains" because the premise interested me: a near-future Japan where longevity is rising, fertility is falling and the Japanese, dependent on immigrants for many personal services, start to introduce AI-driven robots that grow and learn as they interact with their owners. I'd imag...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 4 years ago
It is 2029 and the first world is troubled by an aging population compounded by a worldwide fertility crisis. In Japan this crisis has led to the importation of immigrant workers to care for the elderly, but the culture and the politics make it incredibly difficult for workers. All are required to p...
Ramblings of an Avid Reader
Ramblings of an Avid Reader rated it 6 years ago
Behave is the third novel by Andromeda Romano-Lax. It's about the experiments of John Watson, and his second wife Rosalie Raymer, on children trying to determine if fear behaviors are learned, or if they can be conditioned. Watson's most notorious experiment was on "little Albert", a nine month ol...
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Title: BehaveAuthor: Andromeda Romano-LaxPublisher: Soho PressReviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: FourReview:"Behave" by Andromeda Romano-LaxMy Thoughts....This is a interesting historical fiction however, based on a true storyabout 'parenthood, marriage, feminism, mistakes, sex, science, and religion,'...
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