Life Span

Life Span

by Molly Giles
Life Span

Life Span

by Molly Giles


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LIFE SPAN, a memoir in flash form, is the first book of nonfiction from award-winning fiction writer Molly Giles. A life-long resident of the Bay Area, Giles has crossed and recrossed the Golden Gate Bridge many times since the first sunny day in 1945 when she rode from San Francisco to Sausalito in a moving van with her father who had just returned home from fighting in France. In LIFE SPAN, readers travel with her, as every transit across yields an insight, an expectation, a regret, or a challenge in the life of a woman writer whose steadfast love of writing fuels her way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798987719756
Publisher: Wtaw Press
Publication date: 06/04/2024
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 127,087
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Molly Giles was born in San Francisco in 1942. She graduated from San Francisco State University where she majored in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing. Her first collection of short stories, ROUGH TRANSLATIONS, which was based on her Masters Thesis, won the Flannery O'Connor Prize for Short Fiction. Four subsequent story collections-CREEK WALK, BOTHERED, ALL THE WRONG PLACES and WIFE WITH KNIFE-have also won awards, including the San Francisco Commonwealth Silver Medal for Fiction, the Spokane Short Fiction Award, and the Leapfrog Press Global Fiction Prize. She published her first novel, IRON SHOES, in 2000, and, twenty-three years later, published its sequel, THE HOME FOR UNWED HUSBANDS. She taught Creative Writing for seventeen years at San Francisco State University and later taught for fourteen years at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, returning every semester break to drive back to her home in Woodacre, where she now resides.
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