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Melanie Dugan was born in San Francisco and moved
to Canada in 1967. She is now a Canadian citizen and has lived and
worked in Kingston, Ontario since 1989. She is well known and appreciated
in the Kingston Public Library and many of our local bookstores.
Her first novel, Sometime Daughter, published
by Second Story Press in 2002, has been described as "poetic,
smooth and often metaphorical," Kingston Whig-Standard.
Donna Gamache notes, "the book is easy to read but ... complex
... in a manner that reminds me of the writings of Carol Shields,"
Dugan's second novel, Revising Romance, is
forthcoming from Sumach Press in spring 2004. Set in Kingston, the
novel is a contemporary comedy of manners that centres on five days
in the life of Elaine Salter, newly promoted to Senior Editor at
a fictitious small publishing company, Hunter Press.
Sometime Daughter is currently available at Novel Idea
Bookstore, 156 Princess St., 546-9799.