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General Information

Name:  Sue Miller  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Sue was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sue Miller is an American writer who has authored a number of best-selling novels. Her duties as a single mother left her with little time to write for many years, and as a result she did not publish her first novel until 1986, after spending almost a decade in various fellowships and teaching positions. Since then, two of her novels have been made into feature films, and her book While I Was Gone was an Oprah's Book Club pick in 2000. Sue Miller is now a professor at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts where she teaches creative writing classes.

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Family pictures
ISBN: 1559941979. OCLC Number: 22121480

Harper Audio,. .

Portrays the different reactions of a family to the birth of an autistic child and how these differences affect the relationship of the parents.

Family pictures :
ISBN: 0060929987. OCLC Number: 20827889

Harper & Row,. .

A Masterful, Engrossing Novel About The Life Of A Large Family That Is Deeply Bounded By The Stranger In Their Midst -- An Autistic Child The whole world could not have broken the spirit and strength of the Eberhardt family of 1948. Lainey is a wonderful if slightly eccentric mother. David is a good father, sometimes sarcastic, always cool-tempered. Two wonderful children round out the perfect picture. Then the next child arrives -- and life is never the same again. Over the next forty years, the Eberhardt family struggles to survive a flood tide of upheaval and heartbreak, love and betrayal, passion and pain ... hoping they can someday heal their hearts.

The distinguished guest
ISBN: 9781440702051. OCLC Number: 311818473

Playaway Digital Audio ;. .

Lily Maynard is proud, chilly, difficult, and has become a famous writer at age seventy-two. Now, stricken with Parkinson's disease and staying with her architect son Alan, Lily must cope with her fading powers as well as with disturbing memories of the events that estranged her from her children and ended her marriage. For Alan, her visit raises old questions about his relationship with her, about the choices he has made in his own life, and about the nature of love, disappointment, and grief.

The distinguished guest /
ISBN: 0747584648. OCLC Number: 212060583

Bloomsbury,. .

The good mother
ISBN: 9780616467411. OCLC Number: 1011712529

CNIB,. .

Anna, a divorcee, piano teacher, and mother, has her deepest emotional attachment to her daughter until she falls in love with Leo, in many ways the kind of wild, impulsive person Anna wishes she was. However, her new-found recklessness threatens Anna's custody battle for her four-year-old daughter. 1986.

The good mother /
ISBN: 0060505931. OCLC Number: 50002570

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After taking a lover, Anna Dunlap finds herself in a custody battle for her four-year-old daughter Molly.

The good mother :
ISBN: 9781436177283. OCLC Number: 276808183

Playaway Digital Audio ;. .

The Good Mother deals with the distinctly modern phenomenon of the single-parent household and bravely examines the complicated tangle of emotions involved in trying to juggle responsibility to one's former spouse, one's child, and oneself.

The Lake Shore Limited
ISBN: 9780307715142. OCLC Number: 611942620

Books on Tape,. .

The Lake Shore Limited is a play about the terrorist bombing of that train and about a man waiting to hear the fate of his estranged wife who is traveling on it. How Billy comes to write the play out of her own painful conflicts and ambivalence, how it is then created anew by the actors and the director, how the performance itself touches and changes the other characters' lives.

The senator's wife /
ISBN: 074759483X. OCLC Number: 123079342

Alfred A. Knopf,. .

Two unconventional women--Meri Fowler, pregnant, newly married, and discovering the gap between reality and expectation, and Delia Naughton, wife of a notoriously unfaithful liberal senator--confront the costs and challenges of love.

The senators wife
ISBN: 9781408857656. OCLC Number: 895787647

Bloomsbury Publishing,. .

The story of my father
ISBN: 9781408857519. OCLC Number: 892082966

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The story of my father :
ISBN: 0345455444. OCLC Number: 54073793

Random House Trade Paperbacks,. .

A memoir in which the author describes her experiences caring for her father in the final months of his battle with Alzheimer's disease, and shares the insights she gained into his life, as well as her own.

The world below.
ISBN: 9781408857625. OCLC Number: 891939023

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While I Was Gone
ISBN: 9781445002507. OCLC Number: 764528010

ISIS,. .

While I was gone /
ISBN: 0747595038. OCLC Number: 261340173

Bloomsbury,. .

Thirty years ago Jo Becker's bohemian life ended when she found her best friend brutally murdered. Now Jo has everything: work she loves, a devoted husband, three grown daughters and a beautiful home.

World Below.
ISBN: 0708949843. OCLC Number: 763580078

F.A. Thorpe,. .

Catherine Hubbard is at a crossroads in her life in San Francisco. She is twice divorced - although she knows public opinion only seems to allow for one marital mistake - and her three children are grown and scattered. Then news comes that she has inherited her grandmother Georgia's home in Vermont. There, Catherine finds not only the ghosts of her own past but those of Georgia's as well. Georgia's diaries, discovered in the attic, reveal Georgia's deepest secrets - her first encounter with the young doctor she will later marry, the tragic misunderstanding at the heart of their relationship, and the lie that seals their fate...