Susan Richards Shreve is an American author, and novelist, as well as author of over a dozen children's books. She teaches at George Mason University.
Shreve was educated at the University of Pennsylvania as well as the University of Virginia. She has also taught at George Washington University, Bennington College, and Princeton. She briefly served as an essayist on The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.
As a writer, her works often center around the integrity of characters; with the choices they make when confronting adversity. Her book Daughters of the New World inspired a television miniseries A Will of Their Own. The program used no lines from her novel, and was critically panned. She has since stated that one of her most well-acclaimed books, A Country of Strangers, would never be made into a Hollywood movie. Lucy Forever and Miss Rosetree, Shrinks received an Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery...
Quotes by Susan Shreve
So much of memory comes from the beginning of our lives when we know the world for the first time with a kind of clarity. It is that discovery of the past in the present on which a writer depends again and again as if our lost childhoods, like the surprising cyclamen plant, are forever opening new blossoms.
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