McLaughlin, Ann L. 1928–

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McLaughlin, Ann L. 1928–

PERSONAL: Born August 29, 1928, in Boston, MA; daughter of James M. (a lawyer and administrator) and Stella M. (a curator and writer) Landis; married Charles C. McLaughlin (a professor of history); children: John C., Ellen M. Education: Radcliffe College, B.A., 1952; American University, Ph.D., 1978. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Unitarian-Universalist.

ADDRESSES: Office—6702 Maple Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: American University, Washington DC, instructor, 1984–89; Writer's Center, Bethesda, MD, instructor, beginning 1989.

MEMBER: Modern Language Association of America, Virginia Woolf Society, Washington Independent Writers.


Lightning in July (novel), John Daniel (Santa Barbara, CA), 1989.

The Balancing Pole (novel), John Daniel (Santa Barbara, CA), 1991.

Sunset at Rosalie (novel), John Daniel (Santa Barbara, CA), 1996.

Maiden Voyage (novel), John Daniel (Santa Barbara, CA), 1999.

The House on Q Street (novel), John Daniel (Santa Barbara, CA), 2002.

Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Belles Lettres.

SIDELIGHTS: Ann L. McLaughlin once told CA that her first two novels "deal with illness—Lightning in July with a polio epidemic in 1955 and The Balancing Pole with a severe episode of manic-depressive psychosis. Both are drawn in part from personal experience but are essentially tales of human beings and their struggles to survive."



Belles Lettres, spring, 1992, review of The Balancing Pole, p. 59.

Booklist, October 15, 1999, Patty Engelmann, review of Maiden Voyage, p. 423.

Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 1996, review of Sunset at Rosalie, p. 92; August 1, 2002, review of The House on Q Street, p. 1066.

Los Angeles Times, November 17, 1989.

Publishers Weekly, January 22, 1996, review of Sunset at Rosalie, p. 65; October 4, 1999, review of Maiden Voyage, p. 62.

Review of Contemporary Fiction, summer, 1992, review of The Balancing Pole, p. 214.


Ann L. McLaughlin Home Page, (April 9, 2006).

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