Lisa Alther

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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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