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									Ann BeattieAnn Beattie
To many readers, Ann Beattie was the diarist for a whole cross-section of American society. Wryly chronicling the confusion and disillusionment of a generation stuck with the free-love era's hangover, the prolific short story writer and novelist set the tone for coming of age in the '70s and after.

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Ann Beattie
Current Home:
Maine and Key West, Florida
Date of Birth:
September 8, 1947
Place of Birth:
Washington, D.C.
B.A., American University, 1969; M.A., University of Connecticut, 1970

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								Chilly Scenes of Winter, Author: 
								Ann Beattie.

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Chilly Scenes of Winter
by Ann Beattie
In The New Yorker, John Updike praised Beattie's first novel: "Chilly Scenes falls beautifully...[Beattie's] style builds around as a maze of familiar truth that nevertheless has something airy, eerie, and in the end lovely about it."
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								Park City: New and Selected Stories, Author: 
								Ann Beattie.
*  Distortions (1976)
*  Secrets and Surprises (1979)
*  The Burning House (1982)
*  Where You'll Find Me: And Other Stories (1986)
*  What Was Mine: Stories (1991)
*  Park City: New and Selected Stories (1998)
*  Perfect Recall: New Stories (2002)
*  Follies: New Stories (2005)

*  See the Ann Beattie chronology

Updike on Beattie

In The New Yorker, John Updike wrote, "Miss Beattie's power and influence... arise from here seemingly restless immersion in the stoic bewilderment of a generation without a cause."

False Start

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								Another You, Author: 
								Ann Beattie, Marty  Asher.

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Another You
by Ann Beattie, Marty Asher
Beattie had to start again from scratch on Another You after deciding that the first 350 pages she had written of it were not compelling enough. The result -- an account of a marriage in crisis, thrown into further tumult by a friend -- was called Beattie's "best book to date" by The Washington Post.

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								Picturing Will, Author: 
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Picturing Will
by Ann Beattie
Beattie's best-selling portrait of a broken family, her fourth novel, earned this praise from Boyle: "Her style has never been better suited to a longer work, and she writes out of a wisdom and maturity that are timeless."

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