Harriet Scott Chessman
|Harriet Scott Chessman|
|Born||January 16, 1951
Newark, Ohio United States
|Notable works||Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper, Someone Not Really Her Mother|
Harriet Scott Chessman (born January 16, 1951) is an American author of three novels, including Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper, a #1 Booksense Pick, and Someone Not Really Her Mother, a Good Morning America book club choice and one of the San Francisco Chronicle's Best Books. Chessman's subjects often center around mortality, love, trauma, and the restorative power of art.
Harriet Scott Chessman grew up in the Welsh Hills of Ohio. She received her PhD in English from Yale University in 1979, and her B.A. cum laudefrom Wellesley College in 1972. She has taught literature and creative writing at Yale University  and Bread Loaf School of English, and currently teaches at Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program. She lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband Bryan J. Wolf, the Jeannette and William Hayden Jones Professor in American Art and Culture at Stanford University.
- Ohio Angels (1999)
- Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper (2001) 
- Someone Not Really Her Mother (2004)
- The Public is Invited to Dance: Representation, The Body, and Dialogue in Gertrude Stein (1989)
- Gertrude Stein: Writings (2 volumes), Library of America, co-editor (1995) 
- "Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper". Publisher's Weekly. October 29, 2001. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
- "Excerpt: 'Someone Not Really Her Mother'". ABC News. September 21, 2004. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
- Dinitia Smoth (March 4, 2002). "A Voice Out of the Silence: Imagining the Other Cassatt". New York Times. Retrieved April 29, 2013.