An award-winning American writer, she actually is known for functions such as Supper on the Homesick Restaurant (1982) as well as the Accidental Visitor (1985). Her 1988 book, Inhaling and exhaling Lessons, received the Pulitzer Award. She went to Duke College or university on a complete scholarship or grant, graduating at age nineteen. She eventually attended graduate college at Columbia College or university and worked being a librarian. Nearly all her books are occur Baltimore, Maryland, where she resolved as a grown-up. She was created in Minnesota and was raised in Quaker neighborhoods in NEW YORK. With her hubby, Taghi Mohammad Modarressi, she got two daughters. Her book, The Accidental Visitor, was adapted right into a 1988 film starring William Harm .