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Emily Gray Tedrowe


Emily Gray Tedrowe

Emily Gray Tedrowe is the Chicago-based author of the novels THE TALENTED MISS FARWELL, BLUE STARS and COMMUTERS. She earned a PhD in English literature from New York University, and a BA from Princeton University. She has received an Illinois Arts Council award, as well as fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Sewanee Writers Conference. A frequent book reviewer for USA Today as well as other publications, Tedrowe also writes essays, interviews and short stories.

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Emily Gray Tedrowe

Books by Emily Gray Tedrowe

by Emily Gray Tedrowe - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Women's Fiction

At the end of the 1990s, with the art market finally recovered from its disastrous collapse, Miss Rebecca Farwell has made a killing at Christie’s in New York City, selling a portion of her extraordinary art collection for a rumored 900 percent profit. To some, the elusive Miss Farwell is a shark with outstanding business acumen. To others, she’s a heartless capitalist whose only interest in art is how much she can make. But a thousand miles from the Big Apple, in the small town of Pierson, Illinois, Miss Farwell is someone else entirely --- a quiet single woman known as Becky who works tirelessly as the town’s treasurer and controller. How long can the talented Miss Farwell continue to pull off her double life?

by Emily Gray Tedrowe - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Ellen is a Midwestern literature professor who is drawn into the war when her legal ward, Michael, enlists as a Marine. Lacey is a proud Army wife who struggles to pay the bills and keep things going for her son while her husband is deployed. Ellen and Lacey cope with the fear and stress of a loved one at war while trying to get by in a society that often ignores or misunderstands what war means to women today. When Michael and Eddie are injured in Iraq, Ellen and Lacey’s lives become intertwined in Walter Reed Army Hospital, where each woman must live while caring for her wounded soldier.