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Megan Mayhew Bergman on Almost Famous Women

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In her second short story collection, Almost Famous Women (Scribner, January 2015), author Megan Mayhew Bergman looks beyond the spotlight often shone on women with whom we are already familiar and focuses her vital writing on those women whose fame has been all but lost to history. This remarkable collection is both tempered and generous, holding back just enough to make the reader long to know more about each story’s subject while offering significant depth of character and story within a span of about 20 pages. The collection does not explore the life and times of the Audrey Hepburns or Patti Smiths of the world, but instead finds the extraordinary in the likes of Norma Millay, sister of poet Edna…

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