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Corabel Shofner is wife, mother, attorney, and author. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University with a degree in English literature, and was on Law Review at Vanderbilt University School of Law. Her first novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux and her shorter work has appeared or is forthcoming in Willow Review, Word Riot, Habersham Review, Hawai’i Review, Sou’wester, South Carolina Review, South Dakota Review, and Xavier Review.
If this weren’t such a good book I would play Hollywood Agent and say THE MIDDLE OF SOMEWHERE is Love Story meets Deliverance. There I said it anyway, couldn’t resist.
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