Lisa O'Donnell

Lisa O'Donnell

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Lisa O’Donnell winner of The Orange Prize for New Screenwriters with her screenplay The Wedding Gift in 2000. Lisa was also nominated for the Dennis Potter New Writers Award in the same year. She moved to Los Angeles with her family in 2006, penning her first novel The Death of Bees in 2010. Published to critical acclaim by Windmill Books in 2012 The Death of Bees will be published in the US by Harper Collins January 2013. The author is very excited!

Average rating: 3.78 · 11,715 ratings · 2,063 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
The Death of Bees
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 11,153 ratings — published 2012 — 21 editions
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Closed Doors
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 562 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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I Love You All the Same
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“He’s the type of person who loves the idea of being an outsider because he thinks by not belonging it makes him superior in some way. What he doesn’t get is that the real outsiders would do anything to be on the inside. A real outsider can’t be seen at all. They’re people who look like they belong when inside they know they don’t. They’re people who would do anything to appear normal, while harboring the secret knowledge that they’re anything but normal.”
Lisa O'Donnell, The Death of Bees

“Don't normal people run in the rain? Even abnormal people, most of them anyway, the only people I can think of who walk in the rain are tree buffers, bag ladies, and total psychos.”
Lisa O'Donnell, The Death of Bees

“We have seen death before, Marnie and I, a mountain of ice melting over time, drops of water freezing at your core reminding you every day of that which has vanished, but the despair we know today is a sadness sailing sorrow through every bone and knuckle.”
Lisa O'Donnell, The Death of Bees
tags: death


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