Debra Spark

 “Farewell” is an excerpt from Discipline, Debra Spark’s most recent novel, published in early 2024.  She has published nine other books, including fiction, anthologies, and essays about writing.  Her book reviews, essays, and articles have appeared in places like Dwell, Food and Wine, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, and Yankee.  She teaches at Colby College and in the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

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