The Author

About The Author

ADRIENNE MCDONNELL has taught literature and fiction writing at the University of California, Berkeley.  The Doctor and the Diva is based in part on the true story of her son's great-great grandmother.  McDonnell was inspired by hundreds of pages of family letters and memories of elderly relatives, long haunted by the story.  She lives near San Francisco.  This is her first novel.

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