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Dirty Love

By Andre Dubus III

Dirty Love
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  • Hardcover: Oct 2013,
    304 pages.
    Paperback: 10 Jun 2014,
    304 pages.

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The Family Pen

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft ShelleyTalent seems to flow through families. Bach's sons became important composers in their own right, and one, Johann Christian, was considered by Mozart to be one of his musical fathers. Twice Nobel laureate Marie Curie was the mother of Irene Joliot-Curie, who herself won the Nobel in chemistry in 1935. Philosopher and novelist Mary Wollstonecraft, author of the then revolutionary A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was mother to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley who explored the nature of humanity in her still popular Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus. Some children have carried on what their parents had established: Jeff Shaara has skillfully continued what his father Michael began in the Civil War historical novel, Killer Angels, and son Brian Herbert continues Frank Herbert's science fiction epic of Dune. Dick Francis' son Felix inherited his father's tradition of mysteries involving English horse racing and continues to write what he calls "Dick Francis" novels. In all of these,...

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