Table of contents for Conversations with American women writers / Sarah Anne Johnson.

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Acknowledgments	xi
Introduction 	xiii
Andrea Barrett The Hidden Map of the Story 	1
Aimee Bender Somewhere along the Line, I Ate Fairy Tales 	16
Amy Bloom Writing and Therapy Have Nothing in Common 	26
Elizabeth Cox Putting the Pain in Straight 	39
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Writers Are Great Eavesdroppers 	55
Maria Flook I'll See It When I Believe It 	68
Lynn Freed Colonizing the Territory of the Fiction 	77
Gish Jen Writing off into the Darkness 	88
Nora Okja Keller Trying to Inhabit a Soul 	96
Jill McCorkle Always Looking for the Bite 	112
Elizabeth McCracken You Must Be Prepared to
Break Your Own Heart 	127
Sue Miller The Hot Dramas of the Domestic Scene 	140
Sena Jeter Naslund To Be Human Is to Be Artistically Creative 	155
Ann Patchett Constantly Plagiarizing Myself 	167
Jayne Anne Phillips Taking Cues from the Work Itself 	186
A. J. Verdelle Managing the Whole Fictive World 	200
Lois-Ann Yamanaka The Characters Know the Sound of
Their Own Voice 	211
Bibliography 	225 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Women authors, American Interviews, Authors, American 20th century Interviews, Authors, American 21st century Interviews, Women and literature United States, Authorship