The Falling WomanPat Murphy
science fiction, fantasy
Nebula Award: Best Novel winner (1988).
A woman who sacrifices family for career has a special talent that has made her a very successful archeologist. Now, her talent, her alienated daughter, and the shadow of a long-dead princess converge in the excavation of some Mayan ruins.
Pat Murphy (Patrice Ann Murphy) is an award-winning American science writer and author of science fiction and fantasy novels. Her second novel, The Falling Woman (1986), won the Nebula Award, and she also won a Nebula Award in the same year for her novelette, "Rachel in Love." Her short story collection, Points of Departure (1990) won the Philip K. Dick Award, and her 1991 novella, "Bones," won the World Fantasy Award.
Together with Karen Joy Fowler, Murphy co-founded the James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 1991.
Pat Murphy. Wikipedia.