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Book Review: 'Swan Song' by Lisa Alther 

Published June 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. | Updated August 4, 2020 at 7:15 p.m.

On Wednesday, June 24, at 7 p.m., Alther speaks with fellow novelist Marcy Dermansky at a Zoom event hosted by McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers; RSVP at

The original print version of this article was headlined "Unsentimental Journey | Book review: Swan Song: An Odyssey by Lisa Alther"

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Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison

Margot Harrison is the Associate Editor at Seven Days; she coordinates literary and film coverage. In 2005, she won the John D. Donoghue award for arts criticism from the Vermont Press Association.

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