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Amy MacKinnon's novel about death was the start of a whole new life

Amy MacKinnon's first novel, ''Tethered,'' tells the story of a mortician and an abandoned girl she had prepared for burial. Amy MacKinnon's first novel, ''Tethered,'' tells the story of a mortician and an abandoned girl she had prepared for burial. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
By David Mehegan
Globe Staff / October 7, 2008

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Fear of the dark isn't only in the child's world. It's sometimes in the writer's and reader's world as well. For novelist Amy MacKinnon, whose new book, her first, is called "Tethered," working with a dark theme was a way toward meaning and wholeness, even toward faith. It taps a private, inner part of herself. (Full article: 1278 words)

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