Maureen Howard (1930–2022) was an American author known for her novels, essays, and memoirs. Her work often explored themes of family, history, and personal identity. Howard received critical acclaim for her literary contributions, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for her novel 'Grace Abounding' in 1982. She was also a professor of English at Columbia University and taught writing at Yale University and the New School for Social Research. Her notable works include 'A Lover's Almanac' and 'The Silver Screen', and her memoir 'Facts of Life' won the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography in 1980.
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"Facts of Life" is a novel that tells the story of an Irish-American family living in Bridgeport, Connecticut during the 20th century. It follows their experiences through significant historical events such as the Great Depression, World War II, and the Civil Rights Movement. The novel explores themes of identity, family dynamics, and the American Dream while providing a deep insight into the socio-political climate of the era.