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Richard McCann
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Richard McCann’s work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Tin House, and Ploughshares, and in many anthologies, including Best American Essays 2000. He is the author of Ghost Letters, a book of poems. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and from the Fulbright and Rockefeller Foundations. He lives in Washington, D.C., where he co-directs the graduate program in creative writing at American University.

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Mother of Sorrows

Written by Richard McCann


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $14.00

In these ten interwoven stories, two adolescent brothers face a world in which their father has suddenly died, a world dominated by their beautiful and complicated mother. Thirty years later, one of the brothers–the only remaining survivor of a family he seeks both to leave behind and to preserve in words... Read more >
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Mother of Sorrows

Written by Richard McCann


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2011
Price: $9.99

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