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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Patricia Lear  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Memphis, Tennessee

-- Patricia Lear on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Patricia lives in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Patricia Lear has published a volume of short stories. She worked as an editorial assistant for Vogue from 1971-73 and now works as a freelance writer.


O`Henry Award, 1991, for PowWow .

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Stardust, 7-Eleven, Route 57, A & W, and so forth :
ISBN: 0394579984. OCLC Number: 23868117

Knopf :. .

Stardust, 7-Eleven, Route 57, A & W, and So Forth.
ISBN: 9781941531358. OCLC Number: 913796873

Dzanc Books,. .

The New York Times Book Review calls After Memphis, one of the stories in this debut collection, Surely one of the finest American stories ever written. Nothing wrong with reading a writer. But how much better to her a storyteller. Which is all Patricia Lear asks of you, that you open her book and listen to her voice in the very manner you would hear it were she sitting across from you in such close reach that she could tap your knee for emphasis. These are the kinds of tales Patricia Lear wants to tell you--an assortment of confidences and remembrances, make-do ways of commemorating o.