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“It’s charming, often troubling, and sometimes hilarious and is altogether a fascinating read.” From the Berkeleyside book review of Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant“Under deep cover in the CIA during the Cold War”  

Yourdailydish_banner2“I thought it would be a worthy challenge, but more importantly, a valuable gift to my mother and a way to finally share our family’s story publicly,” McCloy told Your Daily Dish.” From the feature article about Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant: “Woman Fulfills Mom’s Wish by Getting Her Book Published for Her 90th Birthday” 

“McCloy uses her humor, wit, and resolve deftly to keep a healthy perspective on just what she has gotten herself into.” From Alameda Magazine’s “Rad Women, Deep Cover, and a Filipino Folktale”, featuring Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant

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Story Geometry podcast host Ben Hess talks to Lillian McCloy (author) and Johanna McCloy (editor/daughter) about Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant in “The 80s, Espionage, & Editing” 

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“McCloy is a brilliant story teller, sharing honest emotions without becoming sentimental. Her husband’s new assignments required learning to live in new and diverse cultures and often created palpable tension. Sometimes I had to remind myself this is not a novel, its Lillian’s life. Wow!” From the Story Circle Book Review of Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant

“Lillian McCloy is a talented writer. . . her story is absolutely fascinating . . . a particularly exciting read . . . definitely recommended!” From the Expat Focus Book Review of Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant

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A California Legislature Certificate of Recognition was presented to author Lillian McCloy at the conclusion of a book event and reading of  Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant. (Click to see the image in a larger size.)

 

Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant is one of the book selections in “30 Spectacular Books By Women For Women”