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Sarah McCoy

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in Fort Knox, Kentucky , The United States
April 14



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SARAH McCOY is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the novels THE MAPMAKER'S CHILDREN, THE BAKER'S DAUGHTER, THE TIME IT SNOWED IN PUERTO RICO, and "The Branch of Hazel," a novella in 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 he

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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.

Dear Reader Friends,

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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As the author, I couldn't give THE MAPMAKER'S CHILDREN anything less than five stars. Yes, I'm incurably biased. I aim to write nothing less than my absolute best for you-- readers I consider the BEST GoodReaders on earth. I work
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“People often miss things that don't exist--miss things that were but are not anymore.”
Sarah McCoy, The Baker's Daughter

“We all tell little lies about ourselves, Our past, our presents. We think some of them are minuscule, unimportant, And others, large and incriminating. But they are the same. Only God Has enough of the story to judge our souls.”
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“The marks on our lives are like music notes on the page--they sing a song.”
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Donna Sarah:
Thanks for friending me on Goodreads.

Savannah Sarah, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,


message 4: by Beth

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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