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Vicki Covington

Vicki Covington was born and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. Her previous work includes the novels Gathering Home , Bird of Paradise , Night Ride Home , and The Last Hotel for Women and the memoir Cleaving: The Story of a Marriage with Dennis Covington. She wrote a column for Oxford American and has also written for The New Yorker . The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alabama State Council for the Arts, she now resides in Lubbock, Texas.