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Malena Watrous
Malena Watrous's stories and essays have appeared in The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Believer, GlimmerTrain, The Massachussetts Review, Salon.com, StoryQuarterly, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. She contributes book reviews to the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times. Her novel, If You... show more

Malena Watrous's stories and essays have appeared in The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Believer, GlimmerTrain, The Massachussetts Review, Salon.com, StoryQuarterly, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. She contributes book reviews to the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times. Her novel, If You Follow Me, won the Michener-Copernicus Award, and a prize in the Pirate's Alley/Faulkner contest. She graduated from Barnard College, and received her MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. She was the recipient of a Wallace Stegner fellowship. Malena lives in the Mission District of San Francisco with her husband, the composer Matt Schumaker, a toddler named Max, and two cranky cats, where she writes and teaches through Stanford's Online Writer's Studio.
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Lillie Loves to Read
Lillie Loves to Read rated it 8 years ago
3 1/2 stars Young woman (22), Marina, goes to a very small town in Japan to be an English teacher with her girlfriend. Interesting story of facing the cultural differences (who knew recycling was so big there?), dealing with the death of her father and her changing relationship with her girlfriend. ...
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