Madeleine Blais. Photo by Nancy Doherty.

MADELEINE BLAIS is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. Her book, In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle, was a national bestseller and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. She is also the author of Uphill Walkers and The Heart is an Instrument. She was a reporter for the Miami Herald for years before joining the faculty of the Journalism Department at the University of Massachusetts. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.  Her most recent book is To the New Owners: A Martha’s Vineyard Memoir.