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The Memory of Running

by Ron McLarty

The Memory of Running
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    Jan 2005, 358 pages
    Jan 2006, 384 pages

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Ron McLarty is an award-winning actor and playwright. He came to New York thirty years ago to become a writer. He was a regular on the series Spenser: For Hire and has appeared more recently on The Practice, Law & Order, and Sex and the City. He has also appeared in many films and on the stage, where he has directed many of his own plays. He is currently working on a movie of The Memory of Running.  He lives in New York City with his actress wife, Kate Skinner.

In answer to the question, 'How much did your own life experience influence the creation of your characters and drive the plot of The Memory of Running?  He replies: 
"My parents had a car accident while visiting me at a vacation spot in Maine. I stayed at a motel between my mother's...

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