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Ayelet Waldman was born on December 11, 1964. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 1986 and from Harvard Law School in 1991. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked at a New York law firm and as a federal public defender in California. She is the author of the Mommy-Track Mysteries series, Daughter's Keeper, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Red Hook Road. In her essay Motherlove, which was published in Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write about Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race and Themselves, Waldman admitted that she loves her husband more than her children. Her book Bad Mother was written as a result of the negative reaction to her essay. She and Michael Chabon are co-editors of, Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 601 copies, 17 reviews
Red Hook Road 560 copies, 44 reviews
Bad Mother 362 copies, 31 reviews
Love and Treasure 313 copies, 21 reviews
Daughter's Keeper 276 copies, 7 reviews
Nursery Crimes 270 copies, 9 reviews
The Big Nap 168 copies, 4 reviews
A Playdate with Death 156 copies, 1 review
Death Gets a Time-Out 152 copies, 3 reviews
Murder Plays House 137 copies, 1 review
The Cradle Robbers 108 copies, 2 reviews
Bye-Bye, Black Sheep 104 copies, 3 reviews
Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation (Editor; Contributor) 97 copies, 4 reviews
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories (Contributor) 643 copies, 10 reviews
The Future Dictionary of America (Contributor) 613 copies, 3 reviews
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Ayelet Waldman and her husband, novelist Michael Chabon, live with their four children in Berkeley, California.
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