Loving Marie

Loving Marie

by Dawn Reno Langley

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781535107310
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/09/2016
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Boston-native Dawn Reno Langley writes novels, essays, theater/music/dance reviews, and children's books. An avid traveler, the places she visits wind up in her fiction, and the people she meets become characters in her stories.

Though she loves to entertain readers, she also wants to bring attention to the social justice themes that find their way into her stories. The big questions. The human concerns.

Langley earned an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from The Union Institute and University. Among her awards are fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Colony, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is most proud of being a Fulbright Specialist in Pakistan several years ago.

Being a mother and grandmother are among her greatest accomplishments, and nothing thrills her more than reading a new book to her grandson.

Dawn says: Each story I write is inspired by a nugget of information or a random event. That's my launching pad. After I have that piece of an idea, I populate it with details about the environment, interesting characters who are somehow at odds or misunderstanding each other, and then I have to figure out how to get from a to b.

Occasionally, a story I tell comes from a very personal place, and this is one example. I lost a very dear friend to heart disease at an age when her life was beginning to blossom. While I grieved over her, I knew others did, as well, particularly her husband and her daughter.

I wanted to honor her memory, but also create that fictional situation where the story becomes my imagination rather than linear reality.

I still miss her.

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