Cyra McFadden

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Cyra McFadden (born 1937)[1] is an American writer, living in the San Francisco Bay Area.

McFadden's 1977 novel The Serial: A Year in the Life of Marin County satirized the trendy lifestyles of the affluent residents of Marin County, California, just north of San Francisco.[2] The book was made into a 1980 movie called Serial, starring Tuesday Weld and Martin Mull.

In 1986, McFadden wrote a positively reviewed personal memoir entitled Rain or Shine: A Family Memoir, in which she described her childhood growing up as the daughter of free-spirited parents. The book was a finalist for the Pulitzer that year. Her father, Cy Taillon, was arguably the most famous American rodeo announcer of the mid-20th century. After being out of print for several years, Rain or Shine was reprinted in 1998.

McFadden wrote a biweekly column for the San Francisco Examiner for six years, mostly in the 1980s, and was also a features writer for that daily newspaper.[3]

She was born in Great Falls, Montana, and spent much of her childhood traveling with her parents on the rodeo circuit and living in Missoula, Montana.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haslam, Gerald W., ed. Many Californias: Literature from the Golden State. p. 215. Retrieved May 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Will, George (1 August 1977). "Moderns and their fight against status anxieties". The Free Lance–Star. p. 4. Retrieved April 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ Dalle-Molle, Kathy (May 1997). "Hanging Out in the `Nabe' with Writer Cyra McFadden". Noe Valley Voice. Retrieved July 26, 2011.