A Time to Cast Away Stones by Elise Frances Miller

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Janet Magill’s brother has been shipped off to Vietnam, and Aaron Becker, her childhood sweetheart, might well be next. When Janet’s parents banish her from the Berkeley protests to what they expect will be a safe, idyllic springtime in Paris, she runs headlong into the 1968 May Revolution and falls in love with a secretive Czech dissident. Far from the City of Light, Aaron makes plans to evade the draft and join her, but loses contact as her "safe" year abroad turns into a dangerous coming of age.

About Elise Frances Miller

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Elise Frances Miller was born in Los Angeles CA. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and holds a Master’s degree in Art History from UCLA. Two of her short stories have been published in The Sand Hill Review (2007, 2010, http://www.sandhillreview.org/), for which she served as guest fiction editor in 2008. These were included in the SHR’s tenth anniversary publication, The Best of Sand Hill Review (2012). In addition, a chapter of A Time to Cast Away Stones was selected for inclusion in the 2010 literary journal, Fault Zone, Words from the Edge, and in 2011, her short story, “Playing with the Rules,” was published in Fault Zone: Stepping Up to the Edge, 2012. In Miller’s wide-ranging career, she has served as an art critic and reviewer, high school and college teacher, and communications administrator at San Diego State University and Stanford University. She began her writing career as an art critic and reviewer for several well‐known publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Art News, The Reader, and San Diego Magazine, for which she wrote a monthly column. In 1998, she and her husband moved from San Diego to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she enjoys the region’s literary opportunities and her memberships in the San Francisco Writers' Workshop and the California Writers Club, San Francisco/Peninsula Branch.
Published June 10, 2012 by Sand Hill Review Press. 402 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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