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Heidi Pitlor


Heidi Pitlor

Heidi Pitlor is the author of the novels THE BIRTHDAYS, THE DAYLIGHT MARRIAGE and IMPERSONATION. She has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007 and the editorial director of Plympton, a literary studio. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Huffington Post, Ploughshares and the anthologies IT OCCURS TO ME THAT I AM AMERICA: New Stories and Art and LABOR DAY: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers. She lives outside Boston.

Heidi Pitlor

Books by Heidi Pitlor

by Heidi Pitlor - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Allie Lang is a professional ghostwriter and a perpetually broke single mother. Years of navigating her own and America’s cultural definitions of motherhood have left her a lapsed idealist. Lana Breban is a powerhouse lawyer, economist and advocate for women’s rights with designs on elected office. She and her staff have decided she needs help softening her public image and that a memoir about her life as a mother will help. When Allie lands the job as Lana’s ghostwriter, it seems as if things will finally go Allie’s way. But then childcare arrangements unravel, she falls behind on her rent, it turns out that Lana is better at critiquing than actually providing material, and Allie’s boyfriend decides to go on a road trip toward self-discovery.

by Heidi Pitlor - Fiction

After a magical honeymoon, Hannah and Lovell settled in the suburbs to raise their two children. But over the years, their conversations have become charged with resentments and unspoken desires. Until, after one explosive argument, Hannah vanishes. As Lovell tries to piece together what happened to his wife --- and to their lives together --- readers follow Hannah through that single day when the smallest of decisions takes her to places she never intended to go.