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Mary Ladd Gavell

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Mary Ladd Gavell was born in Cuero, Texas, in 1919 and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1940. She married Stefan Gavell in 1953, and the couple had two sons. They lived in Washington, D.C., where Mary Gavell worked at Psychiatry magazine. She died in 1967.

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I Cannot Tell a Lie, Exactly
And Other Stories
Written by Mary Ladd Gavell


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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I Cannot Tell a Lie, Exactly
And Other Stories
Written by Mary Ladd Gavell


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $12.95

When Mary Ladd Gavell died in 1967, at the age of forty-seven, she had never been published. But her story “The Rotifer” was fortuitously discovered by John Updike, who called it a “gem” and included it in The Best American Short Stories of the Century. With the publication of I Cannot... Read more >
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