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Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it.

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About Lisa Alther

Lisa Alther

Lisa Alther

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.

Alther 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 short stories, and received "hundreds of rejection slips" between age 16 and 30, before Kinflicks was accepted for publication.

Alther is the author of five novels, Kinflicks, Original Sins, Other Women, Bedrock, and Five Minutes In Heaven, as well as a small number of published short stories and many magazine articles.

Alther's newest book, to be published in spring 2007, will be a nonfiction work entitled "Kinfolks: Falling Off the Family Tree--the Search for My Melungeon Ancestors" (ISBN 1-55970-832-8).

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