The Marcy Stories

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Bottom Dog Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 206 pages
Fiction. Fran Zell writes a touching and eloquent coming of age novel set in the Jewish suburbs of Cleveland and later Chicago. "Zell explores the vagaries of love, religion, sexuality, and family bonds and conflicts that frame an individual life, evoking joy and sorrow and confusion and desire and ultimate understanding and forgiveness. It's a beautiful and memorable debut." -Ron Wallace, author of Quick Bright Things.

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About the author (2001)

Fran Zell grew up in near Cleveland, Ohio and lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where she writes fiction, poetry, plays, radio essays and other nonfiction. She is a former feature writer and restaurant critic for the Chicago Tribune; her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Other Voices, Playgirl Magazine, The Writers of Wisconsin, 1995, Lonesome Traveller Press, Key Log Press, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Reader, and Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Her plays include the musical "Lavender Rose," and "Meat Marketing." She has been a resident writer at Ragdale, Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Dorset Colony. She received a masters degree from the creative writing program of the University of Illnois at Chicago.

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