aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
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aprilhenry

Dorothy Uhnak is dead

I read one of her books when I was in high school, and then another, and another.

I still very vividly remember the pleasure of starting one of her books, which began in a reform school with a rape scene. She was a groundbreaker not only as a cop but as a woman writing gritty books.

The obit says she committed suicide after having talked about it for a long time.

Here's one fan who remembers and mourns.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/12/arts/12uhnak.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1152817310-seHJILUmVE679JZlXmPaJg

Maybe the message is to tell other authors how much you enjoy their works. I used to love Alan Nourse, and then last year I found out he died a long time ago. That hurt in an odd way. This week I sent a note to Cammie McGovern telling her how much I loved Eye Contact.




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