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Going To Bend

by Diane Hammond

Going To Bend by Diane Hammond
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2004, 293 pages
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    Mar 2005, 320 pages

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Diane Hammond has worked as a writer and an editor. She was awarded a literary fellowship by the Oregon Arts Commission, and her writing has appeared in such magazines as Yankee, Mademoiselle, and Washington Review. She served as a spokesperson for the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Free Willy Keiko Foundation - she published Keiko's Story: The Real-Life Tale of the World's Most Famous Killer Whale in 1998.  She lives with her husband, Nolan, and daughter, Kerry.  

Her second book, Homesick Creek, is due to be published in July 2005 - the story of two women, Anita and Bunny, who've been friends since high school.  Both are married to local boys, Bunny to the overly charming natural-born salesman, Hack Neary; and Anita to Bob who deeply loves Anita but cannot keep them out of poverty.... Facing a future that seems increasingly difficult, the friends turn to one another and find reserves of love and strength that help heal the wounds they inadvertently inflict upon each other.

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