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Mary Cheever, a Central Figure in a Literary Family, Dies at 95 – NYTimes.com

Mary Cheever, a Central Figure in a Literary Family, Dies at 95 – NYTimes.com

Mary Cheever, a central figure in a family of prominent American writers whose most notable member was her husband, John, with whom she had a relationship as complex as those he wrote about in his prizewinning short stories and novels, died on Monday at the home they had shared in Ossining, N.Y. She was 95.