Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sharon Solwitz  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Sharon Solwitz on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Sharon lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

She is an associate professor English at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she teaches fiction writing. She lives in Chicago with her husband poet Barry Silesky. They edit ''Another Chicago Magazine''.


-- Carl Sandburg Prize, ''Blood and Milk''

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Bloody Mary :
ISBN: 9781936747627. OCLC Number: 607058601

Sarabande Books,. .

Bloody Mary :
ISBN: 1889330930. OCLC Number: 50695304

Sarabande Books,. .

Tells the story of socially adept, thirteen-year-old Hadley and her protective mother, Claire. Claire develops epilepsy and with it a traumatic disorientation which leads her to begin an affair. Hadley feels abandoned and runs away, falling under the influence of a predatory man who gives shelter to runaways. Both try to regain control of themselves and their lives.