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Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, Rising,
[Pauses]. Gone With the Wind
Elizabeth Rush is the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore (Milkweed Editions, 2018). Her essays have appeared in Harpers, Granta, Guernica, Pacific Standard, Creative Nonfiction, Orion, Le Monde Diplomatique and others. In 2016, she was awarded the Howard Foundation Fellowship by Brown University where she currently teaches courses on writing and reading literary nonfiction.
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