Maryanne O’Hara

Maryanne O’Hara is the author of Little Matches: A Memoir of Grief and Light, published by Harper One, the novel Cascade, and many short stories.  Little Matches is inspired by, a blog that Maryanne kept while her daughter Caitlin was waiting for a lung transplant. Since Caitlin’s passing, she has been certified by the University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine as an end-of-life doula, so that she may better speak to the state of end-of-life care in our culture. She is the former associate fiction editor of the literary journal Ploughshares, and has taught creative writing at Emerson College and Clark University.


Represented by Stephanie Cabot.