Nina LaCour




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Nina LaCour grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her first job was at fourteen in an independent bookstore, and she has since worked in two others. She has tutored and taught in various places, from a juvenile hall to a private college. She now teaches English at an independent high school.

Of Hold Still, Nina says:

“This book is about loss, and it’s also about art. The loss part comes from a classmate’s suicide. I didn’t know him well, but learning of his death remains one of the most profoundly sad and confusing events of my teenage years. The art part comes from my mother, a high school photography teacher. A girl in one of her student’s photographs inspired the character of Ingrid. While I was writing, I learned how to develop and print...more


Today is awesome for two reasons: 1) It's my BFF's birthday (Happy birthday, Amanda! I hope you're having fun in Montreal!), and 2) It's the day Hold Still, with its pretty, blue, paperback cover hits bookstore shelves. (Eek!)


In honor of the release, I'm answering some questions that you guys asked me. First, though, so that I don't keep you in suspense for much longer, the winner of the final...

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date: October 05, 2010 12:00AM
location: Wherever Books are sold!, The United States
description: Hold Still by Nina LaCour is available in paperback on October 5, 2010!

In the wake of her best friend Ingrid's suicide, Caitlin is left alone, struggling to find hope and answers. When she finds the journal Ingrid left behind for her, she begins a journey of understanding and broadening her horizons that leads her to new friendships and first love. Nina LaCour brings the changing seasons of Caitlin's first year without Ingrid to life with emotion, honesty, and captivating writing.

Nina said: I'm so excited for the paperback release!
"Yay, that's so great! I'm excited to have both editions, too. Thanks for commenting! "
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“The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can't get away from it. Not ever.”
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“I don't want to hurt you or anybody so please forget about me. Just try. Find yourself a better friend.”
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“My room is so quiet and empty it hurts.”
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Katrina Santander OH MY HOLY GOODNESS!!! I AM SO HAPPY AND EXCITED THAT YOU ADDED ME!!! I ABSOLUTELY FELL IN LOVE WITH YOUR BOOK IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!! WRITE MORE PLEASE :) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ADDING ME, YOU MADE MY DAY, ACTUALLY YOU MADE MY WHOLE YEAR!!!


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