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Rebecca Kauffman

Biography

Rebecca Kauffman

Rebecca Kauffman received her MFA in creative writing from New York University. She is the author of ANOTHER PLACE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN, which was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize; THE GUNNERS, which received the Premio Tribùk dei Librai; and THE HOUSE ON FRIPP ISLAND. Originally from rural northeastern Ohio, Kauffman now lives in Virginia.

Rebecca Kauffman

Books by Rebecca Kauffman

by Rebecca Kauffman - Fiction, Historical Fiction

The seven Shaw siblings have long been haunted by two early and profoundly consequential events. Told in turns from the early 20th century through the 1950s, each sibling relays their own version of the memories that surround both their mother’s mysterious death and the circumstances of one sister’s scandalous teenage pregnancy. As they move into adulthood, the siblings assume new roles: caretaker to their aging father, addict, enabler, academic, decorated veteran, widow, and mothers and fathers to the next generation. Entangled in a family knot, the Shaw siblings face divorce, drama and death while haunted by a mother who was never truly there.

by Rebecca Kauffman - Fiction

Fripp Island, South Carolina, is the perfect destination for the wealthy Daly family: Lisa, Scott and their two girls. For Lisa’s childhood friend, Poppy Ford, the resort island is a world away from the one she and Lisa grew up in --- and when Lisa invites Poppy's family to join them, how can a working-class woman turn down an all-expenses paid vacation for her husband and children? But everyone brings secrets to the island, distorting what should be a convivial, relaxing summer on the beach. Those who return from this vacation will spend the rest of their lives trying to process what they witnessed, the tipping points, moments of violence and tenderness, and the memory of whom they left behind.