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Connie May Fowler (born January 3, 1958) is an American novelist, essayist, memoirist, screenwriter, and poet. Her semi-autobiographical novel, Before Women had Wings, received the 1996 Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Francis Buck Award (League of American Pen Women). She adapted the novel for Oprah Winfrey and the subsequent Emmy-winning film starred Winfrey, Ellen Barkin, Julia Stiles, and Tina Majorino. Remembering Blue received the Chautauqua South Literary Award. Three of her novels were Dublin International Literary Award nominees. Her other novels include Sugar Cage and River of Hidden Dreams. The Problem with Murmur Lee was Redbook’s premier book club selection. Her memoir, When Katie Wakes, explores her family’s generational cycle of domestic violence. She is currently writing How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly, a novel. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages.

Fowler’s essays, touching on a wide range of topics such as family history, Sumo wrestling, popular culture, music, sex, and food have been published in a variety of publications including the New York Times, The Times, Japan Times, International Herald Tribune, Oxford American, Best Life, and Forum.

In 2007, Fowler performed at New York City’s The Player's Club with actresses Kathleen Chalfont, Penny Fuller, and others in a performance based on The Other Woman, an anthology that includes Fowler’s essay “The Uterine Blues.” In 2003, Fowler performed in a charity benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues with Jane Fonda and Rosie Perez.

Fowler’s work has been characterized as southern fiction with a post-modern sensibility. It often melds magical realism with the harsh realities of poverty. It generally focuses on working class people of various racial backgrounds. She has been cited in sources such as Advancing Sisterhood?: Interracial Friendships in Contemporary Southern Fiction (Monteith, Sharon) and Race Mixing: Southern Fiction Since the Sixties (Jones, Suzanne) as belonging to a “fourth generation” of American writers, black and white,that explodes old notions of race, segregation, and interpersonal racial relationships.

Other publications her work has been cited in include Reclaiming Class: Women Poverty, And the Promise of Higher Education in America, essay by Nell Sullivan, Temple University Press, 2003; Poverty and Children's Adjustment (Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry) by Suniya Luthar, Transforming Nurses' Stress and Anger: Steps Toward Healing by Sandra P. Thomas, Ph.D., Editors on Editing: What Writers Need to Know About What Editors Do by Gerald C. Gross, Reading Adoption: Family and Difference in Fiction and Drama by Marianne Novy, Secrets of the Zona Rosa: How Writing (and Sisterhood) Can Change Women's Lives by Rosemary Daniell, The Tomorrow Trap: Unlocking the Secrets of the Procrastination-Protection Syndrome by Karen Peterson, The Book Lover's Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature, and the Passages That Feature Them by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger, and Oprah Winfrey (Just the Facts Biographies) by Katherine E. Krohn.

Fowler has held numerous jobs including bartender, caterer, nurse, television producer , TV show host , antique dealer, and construction worker. From 1997-2003 she directed the Connie May Fowler Women Wings Foundation, an organization that served at risk women and children. From 2003—2007, she was the Irving Bacheller Professor of Creative Writing at Rollins College and directed their author series “Winter With the Writers.”

Fowler, a life-long resident of Florida, has set all of her books, thus far, in that state. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) from University of Tampa and a Masters of Arts (English Literature with an Emphasis in Creative Writing) from University of Kansas where she studied with the novelist Carolyn Doty.

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Total Books: 33
How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly
2011 - How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780446540698
ISBN-10: 0446540692
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Before Women Had Wings
2008 - Before Women Had Wings (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781439501535
ISBN-10: 143950153X
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The Problem with Murmur Lee
2005 - The Problem with Murmur Lee (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385499811
ISBN-10: 0385499817
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 10

When Katie Wakes
2003 - When Katie Wakes (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345444547
ISBN-10: 034544454X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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When Katie Wakes A Memoir
2002 - When Katie Wakes a Memoir (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781860499593
ISBN-10: 1860499597
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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When Katie Wakes  A Memoir
2002 - When Katie Wakes a Memoir (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385502016
ISBN-10: 038550201X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Substores
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 12

Remembering Blue
2001 - Remembering Blue (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780345439246
ISBN-10: 0345439244
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Remembering Blue
2000 - Remembering Blue (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781574533378
ISBN-10: 1574533371
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Antes de as Mulheres Terem Asas
2000 - Antes De As Mulheres Terem Asas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788528607499
ISBN-10: 8528607496
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Before Women Had Wings
1999 - Before Women Had Wings (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780804118903
ISBN-10: 0804118906
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Before Women Had Wings
1997 - Before Women Had Wings (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780449911440
ISBN-10: 0449911446
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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River of Hidden Dreams
1995 - River of Hidden Dreams (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780449983638
ISBN-10: 0449983633
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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River of Hidden Dreams
1994 - River of Hidden Dreams (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780399139123
ISBN-10: 0399139125
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Sugar Cane
1993 - Sugar Cane (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780552994880
ISBN-10: 055299488X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Sugar Cage
1993 - Sugar Cage [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780816155774
ISBN-10: 0816155771
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Sugar Cage
1993 - Sugar Cage (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671748098
ISBN-10: 0671748092
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Remembering Blue
Remembering Blue (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780385498425
ISBN-10: 038549842X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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The Problem with Murmur Lee
The Problem with Murmur Lee (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780767921459
ISBN-10: 0767921453
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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