Ann Garvin

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Ann Garvin
Ann Garvin, Ph.D. is the USA Today Bestselling author of I Like You Just Fine When You're Not Around (Simon and Schuster), The Dog Year, and On Maggie's Watch (Penguin Random House). Her fiction and essays marry humor, psychology and just the right amount of funny and sad. She is a professor at University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and has taught writing at the University of Wisconsin Madison - extension and Southern New Hampshire University. She teaches in the Master of Fine Arts program at University of Miami at Ohio and runs The Fifth Semester an incubator for new writers finding their way to publication. She is the founder of The Tall Poppy Writers

Tall Poppy Review: Psycho Dysfunction in “Little Black Lies”

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A funny thing happened after I read Little Black Lies (Grand Central Publishing).  I met Sandra Block on Twitter soon after reading the book. I remember writing in 140 characters or less: I loved Little Black Lies. You should be a Tall Poppy Writer. I want to be your friend. I’m not sure why I wanted to befriend a woman who can write psychological dysfunction so well, but there are subtle humor and great depth in Sandra Block’s writing. In person, she is one of the funniest, kindest and smartest people I have ever met. Anyway, onto the book. Little Black Lies is the first of the Zoe Goldman trilogy. The book centers on Dr. Zoe Goldman, a psychiatric resident in…

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Real People, Real Problems in Cathy Lamb’s ‘No Place I’d Rather Be’

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Full disclosure. I love Cathy Lamb’s books and No Place I’d Rather Be is no exception. Her writing is so warm, funny and real. Real people, real problems, solved in real ways. I mean, what’s not to like? Oh, wait, that’s not enough for you? Okay fine, this book has a six-foot-four love interest and recipes that hold the answers to secrets long held by an earlier generation. If that’s not enough for you then maybe you need a little Vegas baby. It’s true, No Place I’d Rather Be is not Vegas. In my mind, it’s better because this book is totally worth the money. It’s set in Montana where cookbooks with backstory are hidden in attics for women with…

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