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author essay: a personal odyssey

The Lifeguard: an excerpt

 

Mary Morris has received tremendous acclaim for her short story collections. An avid traveler, she is at her finest when portraying Americans abroad in moments of turbulence. Her stories are skillfully crafted and fully realized, a reminder of the simple pleasure a story can give. Here, along with an excerpt from "The Glass-Bottom Boat," a story in her most recent collection, The Lifeguard, is a travel essay on Greek island hopping.

Photo of Mary Morris © Jill Krementz.

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