Linda Gray Sexton was born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1953. She is the daughter of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Anne Sexton. Linda graduated from Harvard in 1975 with a degree in literature. After the death of her mother, she became the literary executor of the estate at twenty-one years old and edited several posthumous books of her mother’s poetry, as well as publishing Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters and Between Two Worlds: Young Women in Crisis. She has written four novels, Rituals, Mirror Images, Points of Light and Private Acts. Points of Light was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame Special for CBS television and was translated into thirteen languages. Her first memoir, Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and was optioned by Miramax Films.
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