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Here are some reviews, some excerpts, and a little chat about my books–as well as some photos, usually closely guarded secrets. I’m always happy to hear from people, so please feel free to get in touch. I’m working on a new book, and I need the distraction.

Erin McGraw received her MFA at Indiana University and has lived in the Midwest ever since. Along with her husband, the poet Andrew Hudgins, she teaches at the Ohio State University and divides her time between Ohio and Tennessee.

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Better Food for a Better World

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What if in this day and age when women run for president, head up global conglomerates, ‘lean in’ in major ways, there is a woman with the strength, intelligence and guts to lead as no other woman ever has. And even more impressive and daunting, to lead an organization, a group of people no woman has ever led before. Selena del Varone, a decorated homicide cop, ethical, moral and deeply torn between family loyalty and her conscience, is a modern day heroine who first must fight herself before she can destroy her enemies.

An urban family drama of psychological tension and turmoil about one woman and one unforgettable, unforgivable act.

Her Mother’s Daughter

Vivienne Bastain’s life is an emotional roller-coaster ride, taking her from San Francisco to Paris to New York, with one constant: her mother, a woman who re-defines maternal love from something nurturing to something suffocating. Vivienne becomes world famous as a costume jewelry designer, courted, admired, and loved—sometimes badly—and always there is her mother, Denise, plotting to take back what she believes is her possession and no one else’s: her daughter.

A sweeping novel of a mother and a daughter, the men in their lives, and the damage done in the name of love.

Her Mother’s Daughter

Vivienne Bastain’s life is an emotional roller-coaster ride, taking her from San Francisco to Paris to New York, with one constant: her mother, a woman who re-defines maternal love from something nurturing to something suffocating. Vivienne becomes world famous as a costume jewelry designer, courted, admired, and loved—sometimes badly—and always there is her mother, Denise, plotting to take back what she believes is her possession and no one else’s: her daughter.

A sweeping novel of a mother and a daughter, the men in their lives, and the damage done in the name of love.

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