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Sarah McCoy

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SARAH McCOY is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the novels The Baker's Daughter, The Time It Snowed In Puerto Rico and Grand Central.

The Baker's Daughter was praised as "a beautiful heart-breaking gem of a novel" by Tatiana de Rosnay and "a thoughtful reading experience indeed" by Chris Bohjalian. The Baker's Daughter was a Doubleday/Literary Guild Book Club selection and a Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Historical Fiction in 2012. Sarah has taught writing at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso. The daughter of an army officer, her family was stationed in Germany during her childhood. She currently lives with her husband and dog, Gilbert, in El Paso, Texas, where she is...more


Book 3 has me transported to its fictional territory until completion in early summer.

Book 3 has me transported to its fictional territory until completion in early summer.


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Let me start by wishing you all a beautiful, blessed and prosperous 2013! What a tremendous year 2012 was for us— a whirlwind of THE BAKER’S DAUGHTER magic that took me from Boston to Santa Cruz to the bestsellers list in Amsterdam. I can’t thank you each and all enough for your enduring s...

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Average rating: 3.91 · 6,759 ratings · 1,101 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
The Baker's Daughter
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The Time It Snowed in Puert...
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La bonne étoile d'Elsie
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
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New Charlestown: A Novel
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" The Baker's Daughter is really a story within a story. In the set-up story Reba Allen, a writer for a local magazine in El Paso, Texas, is assigned to write a fluff piece about the Christmas customs of the various cultures that make up the melting... " Read more of this review »
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" Really enjoyed both the characters and the story. The juxtaposition of the Holocaust and today's immigration issues was thought-provoking, as was the treatment of many familial, personal and coming-of-age issues that were well-treated, showing tha... " Read more of this review »
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" This book maintained my interest and is an excellent book for book clubs as it discusses WWII issues as well as curreht immigration issues are only two issues it discusses. "
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Donna Sarah:
Thanks for friending me on Goodreads.


Savannah Sarah, thank you for the friendship.
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Beth Hi Sarah,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow author on Goodreads!
- Beth


message 3: by Billy

Billy Chitwood Sarah,
Thanks for being a friend...many of my childhood memories come from a small hamlet on the Tennessee side of the Kentucky border. My new book, "The Cracked Mirror, Reflections..." portray some of those pastoral days. Hope we can stay in touch.
My very best wishes,
Billy Ray


message 2: by Sarah

Sarah McCoy Will do, Lisa. Thanks so much! I look forward to reading "Shanghai Girls" and hope our paths may cross some day. In the meantime, take care and be safe in your travels!

All my bests, Sarah


message 1: by Lisa

Lisa See Congratulations on the publicatio of you first novel! That's HUGE! You asked about doing events. Just be yourself -- true and honest. People will respond to that.


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