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L.L. Wohlwend is living near the southern shores of Lake Superior. While she's held many different jobs over the years--waitress, library clerk, lab technician, newspaper reporter, high school teacher, and college adjunct among them--she's always been a reader first. You can find her on Twitter @llwohlwend.

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