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Anna Schachner

Anna Schachner has published short fiction in many journals and magazines, including Puerto del Sol, Ontario Review, and The Sun, and she contributes articles about books and literary culture to publications such as The Guardian and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Originally from North Carolina, Schachner lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is the editor of The Chattahoochee Review.

Books by Anna Schachner

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You and I and Someone Else
By author: Anna Schachner
Product Code: P541
ISBN: 9780881465976
Product Format: Paperback / softback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $18.00
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Frannie Lewis has a lot of bad history with men, starting with the first one she ever met. She’s watched her aloof father disappear in the summers to work with a traveling carnival, seen her mother grow ever more suspicious and resentful. All her life, Frannie has kept their secrets and told their stories. Now thirty-six, she remains a pawn in their longstanding marital chess game—and at this point, it has devolved into a grudge match. Even so, she longs to be a mother. Motherhood seems like a chance to reinvent what it means to be a family—to rectify her childhood, to start fresh. Still single, she isn’t sure if this will ever happen. When her father is diagnosed with cancer, she decides to have a baby on her own to encourage him to live and to please her mother, who still grieves over the baby she lost twenty-five years ago.