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Books: Long-Awaited Sara Mosle Book On Its Way

Picture 49Long, long ago (ie, the 1990s), there was a lot of good education writing in the NYT sunday magazine and the New Yorker and Slate and other publications being done by a woman named Sara Mosle.  A TFA alumni and prolific writer, Mosle started working on a biography of Al Shanker (which she eventually abandoned) and  then got a whopping $850,000 deal to write a book about the school explosion in an East Texas town. She moved back to Texas and disappeared, by and large, except for a few fleeting appearances (a takedown of Brill's book, a rumor she was teaching at a New Jersey private school).  Well, the 75th anniversary of the explosion is this year -- NPR did a StoryCorps segment on it last week -- and apparently the Mosle book is finally about to arrive.  Mosle says it's scheduled to come out from Knopf in the fall of 2012.  I've got an interview with her in the works and will let you know more about the book and her current life in the classroom in a few days.   


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