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Works of Radical Imagination

Harriet Scott Chessman

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Harriet Scott Chessman is the author of five novels: The Beauty of Ordinary Things (2013), Someone Not Really Her Mother (2004 & 2015), Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper (2001), and Ohio Angels (1999), and the libretto for a contemporary operatic piece, MY LAI, commissioned by the Kronos Quartet / Kronos Performing Arts Association. Harriet’s fiction has been translated into eight languages. She has taught English and creative writing at Yale University, Bread Loaf School of English, and Stanford University. After twelve years in the San Francisco Bay Area, she lives in Connecticut.