Mary Ellen Gallagher

Mary Ellen Gallagher holds a BA in English from Clarke University, Dubuque IA, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. She has taught literature and writing for many years, and her fiction has won awards in the United States, France and Australia. She divides her time between Paris and the United States, and is a contributor to the French educational journal New Standpoints.

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Tita

Marie Houzelle’s Tita is a charming, intimate and humorous portrait of a child attaining the “age of reason” in a small French town in the 1950’s. In a fresh, bright voice, seven-year-old Tita describes her parent’s strained marriage, their family finances, and her own concerns –- Where will she go to school next year? How can she survive in a world that eats cheese? Tita tells us, “Mother is adamant. ‘Remember, without calcium, your bones will crumble, your body will be crippled, and you’ll never grow tall. Is that what you want?’ ”

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