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“The Girls” by Rachel Sherman

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The girls arrive today from Honduras — Kari’s adopted teenaged sisters — but after nearly a year of anticipation, she is no closer to envisioning their past or the family and future they now share.


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About the Author
Rachel Sherman holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Her short stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, Fence, The Offing, Catapult, and n+1, among other publications. Her first book, The First Hurt, was short-listed for The Story Prize and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the 25 Books to Remember in 2006 by the New York Public Library.  Her first novel, Living Room (2009) was commended for its “…perfect pacing…” by The New York Times Book Review.  She teaches writing at Rutgers and Columbia Universities, and leads the Ditmas Writing Workshops.
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