An American writer, she actually is most widely known for Homestead, a novel occur an isolated village in Austria. The task gained the 1999 Hemingway Base/PEN Prize. She received a PhD in linguistics from Princeton School and trained for over ten years. A fiber musician, she acquired her work released in Quilting Arts Newspaper. She was created in Illinois. She and her hubby had a little girl jointly. She and Madison Smartt Bell both went to Princeton.