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Sarah Marie A. Jette

Sarah Marie Aliberti Jette grew up in Lewiston, Maine, in a house filled with books. Like Isabelle, the main character in What the Wind Can Tell You, Jette is Mexican-American. “I made Isabelle Mexican-American because I wanted to write the character I searched for as a child," says Jette. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she served in the Peace Corps in Mongolia, studied rehabilitation counseling, and now has the best job in the world: teaching fourth-graders. When she’s not writing, she’s crafting with her three children, sewing her own clothes, and snuggling with her cats. She lives in Belmont, Massachusetts. This is her first novel.

Read her Q&A for Islandport Magazine, Summer 2018.

Author photo by Bridget Hogan

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