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Big as life : three tales for spring
Maureen Howard
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Maureen Howard was born on June 28, 1930 in Bridgeport, Conn.. She graduated from Smith College in 1952 and immediately went to work in the publishing industry. She later taught at universities including the University of California at Santa Barbara and Columbia University. She has won numerous awards including a National Book Critics Circle award for general nonfiction in 1980, and a Guggenheim fellowship. Howard first gained attention in 1961 with the publication of Not a Word About Nightingales. In this work, a middle-class professor becomes disenchanted with his life and decides to remain in a small Italian village. In the course of the novel, his wife and daughter go through a process of self-discovery before settling back into a life of the routine and familiar. Howard's other novels also examine life-changing processes and the aftereffects. (Bowker Author Biography) Maureen Howard is the author of a memoir, Facts of Life, & seven novels, which include "A Lover's Almanac", "Bridgeport Bus", & the PEN/Faulkner Award nominees "Grace Abounding", "Expensive Habits", & "Natural History". The recipient of an Academy award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, she lives in New York City. (Publisher Provided)

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