ALTHER, Lisa (1944) American novelist who achieved great success with her first book, Kinflicks, partly because it was thought to be part of the current vogue for semi-confessional writing by women. In fact the book has more in common with
J D Salinger's Catcher In The Rye than Erica Jong's Fear of Flying.
Selected Books & Recommended Reading
Kinflicks - 1975
Original Sins - 1981
Other Women - 1985
Bedrock - 1990
Five Minutes In Heaven - 1995
Originally from Tennessee,
born 1944, Lisa Alther went to a local school and later went on to College
. She started to work at a publishers in New York. Eventually upping
sticks to Vermont to raise her daughter in a better environment. She amassed
over 250 no-thank-you slips before finally getting a deal. She is quoted
as saying. 'I'm very stubborn,' 'I got defiant and thought, 'You're going to be sorry one of these days.
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