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Lost In The Forest

by Sue Miller

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Lost In The Forest by Sue Miller
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    Apr 2005, 256 pages
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    Jul 2006, 272 pages

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Sue Miller was born in Chicago in 1943, the second of four children. She describes herself as 'a reader, a painter, an inventor of solitary projects, the quiet child in a fairly boisterous family'. When she was 16 she went to Radcliffe College, Harvard. She says that she was 'simply too young to have done this... overwhelmed, I stumbled unhappily around Harvard for four years'. She graduated at the age of 20 and was married 2 months later. She worked at a variety of jobs while supporting her husband through medical school and finding as much time as she could to write. Their son, Ben, was born in 1968.

She and her husband separated in 1970 and for the next 13 years she juggled being a single parent in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with working in a day care center, taking in boarders, studying the piano and writing. In 1977 she started writing in earnest - her productivity directly proportional to her ability to win grants and fellowships. In 1983 she won a Bunting Fellowship at Radcliff College and a year later a grant from the Massachusetts Art Council. This allowed her to focus almost entirely on her writing for a year, which resulted in her first novel, The Good Mother (1986), which became an international bestseller.

Bibliography: The Good Mother (1986), Inventing the Abbotts (1987 - stories), Family Pictures (1990), For Love (1993), The Distinguished Guest (1995), While I Was Gone (1999), The World Below (2001), The Story of My Father (2004 - nonfiction), Lost in the Forest (2005)

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