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About the Author: Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, then moved to Los Angeles as a young teenager. Her father was a recent immigrant from Syria and her mother was the daughter of a mink farmer and the first person in her family to attend college. Simpson went to Berkeley, where she studied poetry. She worked as a journalist before moving to New York to attend Columbia’s MFA program. During graduate school, she published her first short stories in Ploughshares, The Iowa Review and Mademoiselle. She stayed in New York and worked as an editor at The Paris Review for five years while finishing her first novel, Anywhere But Here. After that, she wrote The Lost Father, A Regular Guy and Off Keck Road.

Her work has been awarded several prizes: A Whiting Prize, A Guggenheim, a grant from the NEA, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a Lila Wallace Readers Digest Prize, a Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, Pen Faulkner finalist, and most recently a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

She worked ten years on My Hollywood. “It’s the book that took me too long because it meant to much to me,” she says.

Mona lives in Santa Monica with her two children and Bartelby the dog.

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Audio CD, Published in Oct 2012 by Brilliance Audio

ISBN10: 1455892122 | ISBN13: 9781455892129

From Anywhere But Here (a first novel that prompted Anne Tyler to proclaim, “She is already a master”) to A Regular Guy (“What a pleasure,” observed Newsweek, “to see a successful novelist take a huge chance and fly high with it”), Mona Simpson has proven herself one of her generation’s defining voices. In each book she has created a memorable cast of searchers who leave home in order to reinvent themselves, to find the missing parent or dream. But in this superb novella – a Pen/Faulkner finalist – Simpson reveals the precise costs and rewards of staying—out of affinity and obligation, out of chance, circumstance, and choice.

In Green Bay, Wisconsin — here vividly realized and imagined — Bea Maxwell comes of age in the fifties, and Off Keck Road follows her extended circle along the arc of their lives, through their frustrations and occasional successes, well toward old age. A story of family and friends, of change and many generations, it gathers itself around this remarkable woman, who discovers much about the world from her experience in the one place she has always belonged.

Mesmerizing, compact, and intense, Off Keck Road reflects fully half a century of American life — and displays a writer at the maturity of her accomplishment.

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