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Harmon has a
new collection of original fables,
The Genie Who Had Wishes of his Own: 21st-Century Fables.
· Idealistic architect Zoe, in “One Piece of Perfection,” creates a building that might heal the Earth . . . if she can protect it from the people living in it.
· Health-food expert Myrna decides to rescue her husband from a nutritional wasteland in “The Woman Who Loved Her Husband.” But Stanley’s a big man who likes ice cream.
· Roger (“The Philanthropist”) makes himself a multibillionaire by exploiting workers, squeezing expenses and stretching loopholes—until he accidentally explodes his world.
· Nina, who knows exactly what she wants, finds a genuine genie, who discovers what he wants, in “Freeing the Genie."Quirky and determined, these trapeze artists, juggler, caterpillar, song sparrow, ballerina, and the rest are exactly who we want them to be: us. Our favorites walk beside us as private guardians and powerful allies.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Harmon’s award-winning humor and fiction
appear in national publications and on public radio. She is the
author-illustrator of The Man Who Learned to Walk In Shoes
That Pinch: Contemporary Fables and A Field Guide to North
American Birders: A Parody. She lives in San Diego with her
husband. For the latest information, please visit her website at:
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—Barnaby Conrad, author of Matador
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