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fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Mid-American Review,
Quarterly West, and North American Review, among other journals and
anthologies. She is the author of The Truth Book (Arcade, 2005), a memoir about
growing up in a family of Jehovah's Witnesses,
Hell or High Water, a literary thriller (U of Missouri Press, 2012), and
Island of Bones, a collection of essays (U of Nebraska Press, 2012).
She has taught English at Wabash College in Indiana and now teaches at the
University of Nebraska Lincoln.