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Ardys Brevig Richards

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CollectionsYour library (405), Currently reading (1), Read but unowned (2), All collections (405)

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Tagsfiction (116), historical fiction (68), mystery (29), non-fiction (26), classic (24), humor (18), American literature (18), science fiction (17), Minnesota (13), drama (13) — see all tags

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About meI published my first historical novel in 2021. Driftless takes place in the Driftless Region of rural southeastern MN. Set in 1945. About mental illness and its treatment in a farming community of Norwegian-American immigrants. The main character is hospitalized in a mental hospital before the time of medication for mental illness.
I am a retired medical social worker. My husband and I retired early and moved onto our sailboat where we lived for ~5 years on the East Coast and Caribbean. We live on land again and have settled in Memphis, TN.

About my libraryI have been keeping track of books that I read since ~1980. Eventually they may all end up catalogued here. I enjoy historical novels, thought-provoking fiction and some non-fiction. I love reading the Classics. I like reading books that address the social ills of our day. The first book I enter will have to be the one I have authored, DRIFTLESS.


Favorite authorsJared Diamond, Louise Erdrich, Ken Follett, Jane Hamilton, Kristin Hannah, Barbara Kingsolver, Wally Lamb, Joyce Carol Oates, Ann Patchett, Jane Smiley, Amy Tan, Anne Tyler (Shared favorites)


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Real nameArdys Richards

LocationMemphis, TN

Account typepublic

URLs /profile/Ardys_Richards (profile)
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Member sinceOct 22, 2021

Currently readingThe Deepest South of All: True Stories from Natchez, Mississippi by Richard Grant

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