Lisa Alther

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Lisa Alther (born July 23, 1944 in Kingsport, Tennessee) is an American author and novelist. Her first name is pronounced as if it were spelled Liza.

She graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in English literature in 1966. After a brief time in the publishing industry, she moved to Hinesburg, Vermont to raise her daughter. According to Ms. Alther, she wrote two novels, a host of ... more »

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  • ''I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.''
    Lisa Alther (b. 1944), U.S. novelist. Ginny Babcock, in Kinflicks, ch. 7 (1976).
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