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Sue Miller

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Sue was born in Chicago.

Biography: Sue Miller is an American writer who has authored a number of best-selling novels. Her duties as a single mother left her with little time to write for many years, and as a result she did not publish her first novel until 1986, after spending almost a decade in various fellowships and teaching positions. Since then, two of her novels have been made into feature films, and her book While I Was Gone was an Oprah's Book Club pick in 2000. Sue Miller is now a professor at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts where she teaches creative writing classes.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Sue Miller on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Family pictures
ISBN: 1559941979 OCLC: 22121480

Harper Audio, New York, NY : ℗1990.

Portrays the different reactions of a family to the birth of an autistic child and how these differences affect the relationship of the parents.

Family pictures :
ISBN: 0060929987 OCLC: 20827889

Harper & Row, New York, N.Y. : ©1990.

A Masterful, Engrossing Novel About The Life Of A Large Family That Is Deeply Bounded By The Stranger In Their Midst -- An Autistic Child The whole world could not have broken the spirit and strength of the Eberhardt family of 1948. Lainey is a wonderful if slightly eccentric mother. David is a good father, sometimes sarcastic, always cool-tempered. Two wonderful children round out the perfect picture. Then the next child arrives -- and life is never the same again. Over the next forty years, the Eberhardt family struggles to survive a flood tide of upheaval and heartbreak, love and betrayal, passion and pain ... hoping they can someday heal their hearts.

  The distinguished guest
ISBN: 9781440702051 OCLC: 311818473

Playaway Digital Audio ; [Solon, Ohio] : ©2009.

Lily Maynard is proud, chilly, difficult, and has become a famous writer at age seventy-two. Now, stricken with Parkinson's disease and staying with her architect son Alan, Lily must cope with her fading powers as well as with disturbing memories of the events that estranged her from her children and ended her marriage. For Alan, her visit raises old questions about his relationship with her, about the choices he has made in his own life, and about the nature of love, disappointment, and grief.

  The distinguished guest /
ISBN: 0747584648 OCLC: 212060583

Bloomsbury, London : 2006.

  The good mother
ISBN: 9780616467411 OCLC: 1011712529

CNIB, Toronto : 2008.

Anna, a divorcee, piano teacher, and mother, has her deepest emotional attachment to her daughter until she falls in love with Leo, in many ways the kind of wild, impulsive person Anna wishes she was. However, her new-found recklessness threatens Anna's custody battle for her four-year-old daughter. 1986.

The good mother /
ISBN: 0060505931 OCLC: 50002570

After taking a lover, Anna Dunlap finds herself in a custody battle for her four-year-old daughter Molly.

  The good mother :
ISBN: 9781436177283 OCLC: 276808183

Playaway Digital Audio ; [Solon, Ohio] : ©2008.

The Good Mother deals with the distinctly modern phenomenon of the single-parent household and bravely examines the complicated tangle of emotions involved in trying to juggle responsibility to one's former spouse, one's child, and oneself.

  The Lake Shore Limited
ISBN: 9780307715142 OCLC: 611942620

Books on Tape, [Westminster, Md.] : 2010.

The Lake Shore Limited is a play about the terrorist bombing of that train and about a man waiting to hear the fate of his estranged wife who is traveling on it. How Billy comes to write the play out of her own painful conflicts and ambivalence, how it is then created anew by the actors and the director, how the performance itself touches and changes the other characters' lives.

The senator's wife /
ISBN: 074759483X OCLC: 123079342

Alfred A. Knopf, New York : 2008.

Two unconventional women--Meri Fowler, pregnant, newly married, and discovering the gap between reality and expectation, and Delia Naughton, wife of a notoriously unfaithful liberal senator--confront the costs and challenges of love.

The senators wife
ISBN: 9781408857656 OCLC: 895787647

Bloomsbury Publishing, [London] : 2014.

The story of my father
ISBN: 9781408857519 OCLC: 892082966

The story of my father :
ISBN: 0345455444 OCLC: 54073793

Random House Trade Paperbacks, New York : 2004.

A memoir in which the author describes her experiences caring for her father in the final months of his battle with Alzheimer's disease, and shares the insights she gained into his life, as well as her own.

The world below.
ISBN: 9781408857625 OCLC: 891939023

  While I Was Gone
ISBN: 9781445002507 OCLC: 764528010

ISIS, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.

While I was gone /
ISBN: 0747595038 OCLC: 261340173

Bloomsbury, London : 2008.

Thirty years ago Jo Becker's bohemian life ended when she found her best friend brutally murdered. Now Jo has everything: work she loves, a devoted husband, three grown daughters and a beautiful home.

  World Below.
ISBN: 0708949843 OCLC: 763580078

F.A. Thorpe, [Place of publication not identified] : 2003.

Catherine Hubbard is at a crossroads in her life in San Francisco. She is twice divorced - although she knows public opinion only seems to allow for one marital mistake - and her three children are grown and scattered. Then news comes that she has inherited her grandmother Georgia's home in Vermont. There, Catherine finds not only the ghosts of her own past but those of Georgia's as well. Georgia's diaries, discovered in the attic, reveal Georgia's deepest secrets - her first encounter with the young doctor she will later marry, the tragic misunderstanding at the heart of their relationship, and the lie that seals their fate...