Biography

Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips is the author of LARK AND TERMITE, MOTHERKIND, SHELTER and MACHINE DREAMS, and the widely anthologized collections of stories, FAST LANES and BLACK TICKETS. A National Book Award and National Book Critic’s Circle Award finalist, Phillips is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Bunting Fellowship, the Sue Kaufman Prize, and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She is currently Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey, where she established The Writers At Newark Reading Series. She divides her time between Boston, New York, and Newark, New Jersey.

Jayne Anne Phillips

Books by Jayne Anne Phillips

by Jayne Anne Phillips - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Weeks after meeting a chivalrous, elegant man named Harry Powers, Asta Eicher and her three children are dead. Journalist Emily Thornhill becomes deeply invested in understanding what happened, and allies herself with a banker who is wracked by guilt for not saving Asta. She goes to West Virginia to cover the murder trial and to investigate the story herself, accompanied by a charming and unconventional photographer who is equally drawn to the case.