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Special Topics in Calamity Physics 1

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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Marisha Pessl (1978 - )

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(From Wikipedia, 1/2/09)

Marisha Pessl (born October 26, 1977) is an American writer best known for her debut novel, Special Topics in Calamity Physics.

Pessl was born in Clarkston, Michigan, to Klaus, an Austrian engineer for General Motors, and Anne, an American homemaker. Pessl's parents divorced when she was three, and she moved to Asheville, North Carolina with her mother and sister. Pessl had an intellectually stimulating upbringing, recalling that her mother read "a fair chunk of the Western canon out loud" to her and her sister before bed, and entered her in lessons for riding, painting, jazz, and French.[1] She attended Northwestern University for two years before transferring to Barnard College,[2] where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in English Literature.

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