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Tara Ison

Tara Ison‘s first novel, A Child out of Alcatraz, was a Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; her most recent novel, Rockaway, was named one of 2013’s “Best Books of Summer” in O, The Oprah Magazine. Her collection of essays, Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love, and Die at the Movies, will be published in January 2015. “A Heart, Beating,” is excerpted from her novel The List, 2007.

Spring 2007

A Heart, Beating

By Tara Ison

Excerpt from chapter one of The List, a novel forthcoming from Scribner, March 2007 She dreams about hearts, when he isn’t there. About one heart, actually, a seemingly average and […]