Michelle Hoover
THE QUICKENING, by Michelle Hoover
Selected by Indie Booksellers
for the July 2010 Indie Next List and the Winter 2011 Reading Group List


Michelle Hoover teaches writing at Boston University and Grub Street.

She has published fiction in Confrontation, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, and Best New American Voices, among others. She has been a Bread Loaf Writer's Conference scholar, the Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a MacDowell fellow, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and in 2005 the winner of the PEN/New England Discovery Award for Fiction.

She was born in Ames, Iowa, the granddaughter of four longtime farming families.