Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
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Ahab's Wife Summary
"Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last." This is destined to
be remembered as one of the most-recognized first sentences in literature--along
with "Call me Ishmael." Sena Jeter Naslund has created an entirely new universe
with a transcendent heroine at its center who will be every bit as memorable as
Ahab's Wife Reviews
"Excepting a few inconsequential false steps, a genuine epic of America: an inspired homage to one of our greatest writers that brilliantly reinterprets, and in many ways rivals, his masterpiece." - Kirkus Reviews.
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Sena Jeter Naslund Author Biography
Sena Jeter Naslund was born in Birmingham, Alabama; her mother taught music
and her father, who died when she was 15, was a doctor; she has two older
brothers. In high school she played cello with the Alabama Pops Orchestra.
She won a music scholarship to the University of Alabama but turned it down in
favor of studying writing at Birmingham-Southern College, while she was there
she attended the Breadloaf Writers' Conference - a two week series of lectures,
workshops and classes (since 1926, the conference has been held annually at the
Breadloaf Inn, Middlebury, Vermont and claims to be the oldest writers'
conference in the USA).
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