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No Ordinary Matter

A Novel

Jenny McPhee


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Praise For No Ordinary Matter: A Novel

Muriel Spark author of Aiding and Abetting Jenny McPhee is a lot of fun and is brimming with talent. In her new novel No Ordinary Matter, her dialogue and narrative style are charged with volcanic radiation and she knows how to carry a story along through the intrigues and wonderful mysteries of the lives of two professional women. A daring and charming book.

Matthew Sharpe author of The Sleeping Father Even though Lillian, the neurologist in Jenny McPhee's new novel, would say I don't really know why I laughed so much when I read it, I still think it's because No Ordinary Matter is very funny. It's also a profound description of how we're all made crazy and sad and occasionally even wise by that extravagant kind of brain trauma known as life.

Suzanne Finnamore author of Otherwise Engaged McPhee is astonishing -- her storytelling makes me want to write (the highest praise another writer can offer). This is a whimsical, magical book.

Free Press, 9780743267595, 272pp.

Publication Date: July 27, 2007

About the Author

Jenny McPhee is the author of The Center of Things, a novel, and the coauthor of Girls: Ordinary Girls and Their Extraordinary Pursuits. She is the translator of Paolo Maurensig's Canone Inverso and of Crossing the Threshold of Hope by Pope John Paul II. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Glimmer Train, Zoetrope, and Brooklyn Review, and her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and Bookforum, among others. She is on the board of the Bronx Academy of Letters.