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General Information

Name:  Andromeda Romano-Lax  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1970 in Chicago, Illinois

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Romano-Lax was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andromeda Romano-Lax worked as a freelance journalist and travel writer before writing fiction. She is co-editor of an anthology, ''Travelers’ Tales Alaska''. Her own work has appeared in travel anthologies and been published in a wide range of magazines and newspapers. The co-founder of the nonprofit statewide literary organization, ''49 Alaska Writing Center,'' Romano-Lax now teaches for the Center. She also teaches fiction in the University of Alaska Anchorage low-residency MFA in Creative Writing program, in Antioch University's Inspiration to Publication program, and as a freelance book coach. Currently, she divides her time between Alaska, Mexico and Asia.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Sea kayaking in Baja /
ISBN: 0899971571. OCLC Number:

Wilderness Press,. Berkeley :. ©1993.

Walking southeast Alaska :
ISBN: 089997208X. OCLC Number:

Wilderness Press,. Berkeley, CA :. ©1997.

How to rent a public cabin in southcentral Alaska :
ISBN: 0899972276. OCLC Number:

Wilderness Press,. Berkeley, CA :. 1999.

Adventure kayaking.
ISBN: 0899972470. OCLC Number:

Wilderness Press,. Berkeley, CA :. 2001.

Alaska's Kenai Peninsula :
ISBN: 0882405276. OCLC Number:

Alaska Northwest Books,. Portland, Or. :. ©2001.

Searching for Steinbeck's sea of Cortez :
ISBN: 1570612552. OCLC Number:

Sasquatch Books,. Seattle :. 2002.

With her husband and her two children, the author set out to explore Mexico's Sea of Cortez. She traces the coastline of the Baja peninsula, following in the wake of John Steinbeck's 1940 expedition described in his travelogue: The log from the Sea of Cortez.

Kenai Fjords National Park /
ISBN: 093093153X. OCLC Number:

Alaska Natural History Association,. Anchorage, Alaska :. ©2004.

Chugach National Forest :
ISBN: 0930931653. OCLC Number:

Alaska Natural History Association,. Anchorage, Alaska :. 2007.

The Spanish bow /
ISBN: 0156034093. OCLC Number:

Harcourt ;. Orlando, Fla. :. 2008.

Chronicles the lifelong friendship and rivalry between Feliu Delargo, a Catalan cellist, and eccentric piano prodigy Justo Al-Cerraz, a relationship that is dramatically transformed by the arrival in their lives of Aviva, an Italian violinist with a haunted past.

Denali National Park and Preserve /
ISBN: 0930931734. OCLC Number:

Alaska Geographic Association,. Anchorage, Alaska :. ©2010.

The detour /
ISBN: 1616950498. OCLC Number:

Soho Press,. New York :. ©2012.

Dispatched by the Third Reich to collect a classical Roman marble statue and relinquish it to Gestapo custody, Ernst Vogler discovers that his escorts are pursuing nefarious side agendas and leaving him to fend for himself.

Behave /
ISBN: 1616956534. OCLC Number:

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"In 1920, when she graduated from Vassar College with her degree in psychology, Rosalie Rayner took a coveted position at the Johns Hopkins research lab to assist the charismatic John B. Watson, the man who pioneered behaviorist psychology. Together, John Watson and Rosalie Rayner conducted experiments on hundreds of babies to prove behaviorist principles of nurture over nature. They also embarked on a scandalous affair that cost them both their jobs. The Watsons' bestselling parenting book, Psychological Care of Infant and Child, which emphasized emotional detachment, affected the upbringings of generations of American children but Rosalie, now a mother herself, had to confront its tenets personally. With Behave, Andromeda Romano-Lax offers a fictional biography of Rosalie Rayner Watson, a woman whose lab work is now widely repudiated but who in her time was at the cutting edge of parenting psychology. This novel is in turns moving and horrifying, a thought-provoking and page-turning read about the meaning of motherhood"--


Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez

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