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National Book Award Nominee Lily Tuck

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National Book Award Nominee Lily Tuck

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National Book Award Nominee Lily Tuck

National Book Award Nominee Lily Tuck

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Lily Tuck is one of the five National Book Awards finalists — each of them women, each of them writing in New York City. Tuck led the life of a very obscure novelist until she was nominated for Letters from Paraguay. Tuck tells Martha Woodroof about her account of two lovers tangled in a mid-19th century war that wiped out 90 percent of Paraguay's male population.

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