Hello, I am Erin McGraw

I have spent most of my adult life thinking and writing about place—the Midwest where I lived for thirty years, the California that is my birthright, and most recently, the deep South where I now live. My fiction is filled with surly teenagers, uneasy priests, infidelity, enduring love, people who have every reason to be happy but are not, and people who have no earthly reason to be as happy as they are. Sometimes those people annoy others around them.

That, I think, is comedy.

Hello, I am Erin McGraw

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I am Erin McGraw

I have spent most of my adult life thinking and writing about place—the Midwest where I lived for thirty years, the California that is my birthright, and most recently, the deep South where I now live. My fiction is filled with surly teenagers, uneasy priests, infidelity, enduring love, people who have every reason to be happy but are not, and people who have no earthly reason to be as happy as they are. Sometimes those people annoy others around them.

That, I think, is comedy.

Book Reviews

The Good Life

"McGraw draws her small portraits with little of the studied, artists'-colony smugness that taints many literary writers' descriptions of the lives of ordinary people. In its place there is humor and compassion, and an understanding that diminished expectations might be better than shattered dreams."
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The New York Times

Better Food for a Better World

Erin McGraw’s latest book is a treasure. With her trademark élan and seamless storytelling, she manages to get to the very heart of the blessing and disaster that friendship, good intentions, and love can all be. Better Food for a Better World is a beautiful, funny, and haunting tale of who and where we are right now.
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Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard

The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard is rich and vibrant with historical accuracy and female fortitude.
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SF Chronicle

Hello, I am Erin McGraw

I have spent most of my adult life thinking and writing about place—the Midwest where I lived for thirty years, the California that is my birthright, and most recently, the deep South where I now live. My fiction is filled with surly teenagers, uneasy priests, infidelity, enduring love, people who have every reason to be happy but are not, and people who have no earthly reason to be as happy as they are. Sometimes those people annoy others around them.

That, I think, is comedy.

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