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What If….Maud Carol Markson and Lauren Baratz-Logsted?

What If….Maud Carol Markson and Lauren Baratz-Logsted?

What a day — or more — for a daydream in the summer heat of July. In fact it feels like the perfect time to wonder “what if” The Divining Wand possessed magical powers and could grant authors, who create their own magic with “what if,” the following two questions: Based only on their writing, what author would you want to be? AND If given the opportunity to have written ONE book in your lifetime, what would that title be?…

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Maud Carol Markson’s Looking After Pigeon

Maud Carol Markson’s Looking After Pigeon

Almost two weeks ago The Divining Wand showcased The Revealing of Maud Carol Markson, an author who debuted twenty years ago with When We Get Home. And — although this literary fiction novel earned high praise, including Andre Dubus’s (the critically acclaimed author of numerous short story collections, recipient of a Guggenheim Grant, etc.) quote: “It may be the best story we have about marital love.” — it still took two decades for Maud’s second novel, Looking After Pigeon, to…

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The Revealing of Maud Carol Markson

The Revealing of Maud Carol Markson

Maud Carol Markson debuted with her first novel, When We Get Home, twenty years ago and Andre Dubus wrote, “It may be the best story we have about marital love.” This summer Maud — once again exploring the ever complex relationships of family and love — had her second book, Looking After Pigeon published, garnering the following praise: “If you love superb literary fiction with a genuine and engaging voice, this book is for you.” __Harriet Scott Chessman, author of…

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