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Rhine maidens
See, Carolyn.
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New York : Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, [1981]

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Carolyn See was born Carolyn Penelope Laws in Pasadena, California on January 13, 1934. She received a bachelor's degree from California State University Los Angeles in 1957 and a doctorate in English from UCLA in 1962. She taught creative writing classes at Loyola Marymount University and at UCLA. Before she retired in 2004, she created a $100,000 endowment at UCLA, for the study of Southern California literature. She was also a regular book critic at the L.A. Times and the Washington Post

She wrote more than a dozen books including the novels Rhine Maidens, Golden Days, and There Will Never Be Another You. With John Espey and Lisa See, she co-wrote two novels under the pseudonym Monica Highland: Lotus Land and 110 Shanghai Road. They also wrote a nonfiction book about vintage postcards entitled Greetings from Southern California. In 1995, See wrote a memoir entitled Dreaming: Hard Luck and Good Times in America. She also wrote a guidebook for beginning writers entitled Making a Literary Life. She received the L.A. Times Book Prize's Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement in 1993. She died of cancer on July 13, 2016 at the age of 82.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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