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Best Selling Author, Lisa Alther

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Lisa Alther, a four time New York Best-seller author joins Mary E. LaLuna.

Alther is the author of six novels -- Kinflicks, Original Sins, Other Women, Bedrock, Five Minutes in Heaven and Washed In The Blood as well as a memoir (Kinfolks), a narrative history on the Hatfield-McCoy feud (Blood Feud) and a short story collection (Stormy Weather And Other Stories). Three of these were Book-of-the-Month Club selections, and four were New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into 17 other languages and have appeared on bestseller lists worldwide. A novella entitled Birdman of the Dancer, based on a series of monotypes by the French artist Francoise Gilot, has been published in Holland, Denmark and Germany. For biographical information and critical discussion of her work, see Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Major Twentieth Century Writers, Gay and Lesbian Literature, Literature of the Appalachian South, and the Oxford Companion to Women Writing in the United States.