Bette Howland is an American writer and literary critic.
Much of her work has focused on the city of Chicago, although she left the city in 1975, living a migratory life around the USA; when she gained the MacArthur Fellowship she was able to give up her work and write full-time, living in rural Pennsylvania.
- The iron year, University of Iowa, 1967
- W-3, Viking Press, 1974, ISBN 978-0-670-74863-1
- Blue in Chicago, Harper & Row, 1978, ISBN 978-0-06-011957-7
- Things to Come and Go: Three Stories, Knopf, 1983, ISBN 978-0-394-53032-1
Things to Come and Go is a quirky collection of three long stories by a writer of unusual talent, power and intelligence.
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