San Jose Mercury News Spotlights New Novel By SMC's Mary Volmer

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The San Jose Mercury News recently featured stories about Reliance, Illinois, the second novel from Mary Volmer, who teaches in the Collegiate Seminar department. Volmer, an alumna of the College's MFA in Creative Writing Program, was interviewed for the article "From community comes 'Reliance’." Her novel was also spotlighted by the Mercury News in a story about new books by Bay Area authors. Reliance, Illinois is a post-Civil War tale revolving around 13-year-old Madelyn Branch, whose mother arrives to the town of Reliance through the Matrimonial Times, but hides the fact that she has a daughter.

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Friday, May 20, 2016