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Alice Lichtenstein

Alice Lichtenstein comes to Tucson, Ariz. from Oneonta, N.Y., where she teaches fiction and poetry writing at Hartwick College. Her latest novel, "The Crime of Being," was recently nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. The novel, set in a picture-perfect village in Northern New York, concerns the aftermath of a violent hate crime against the only black student in the high school. Told through several viewpoints, TCOB examines the intersection of class, race, and identity, and the ways that a small town participates in bias despite its intentions. Lichtenstein's previous book was "Lost," which became a finalist for the Dublin Literary Award.

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The Crime of Being
Fiction / Literature
Upper Hand Press
November 2019
ISBN 9780998490694
325 pages
$18.00, INSTOCK
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On a Good Friday in a picturesque village in Upstate New York, the spring weather is unusually warm and school is closed. More/less

Fiction / Literature
March 2010
ISBN 9781439159828
256 pages
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On a cold January morning Susan leaves her husband alone for a few minutes and returns to find him gone. More/less

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