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Laurie Frankel

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Laurie Frankel is the author of three novels, THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS, GOODBYE FOR NOW, and THE ATLAS OF LOVE. She lives with her family on a very steep hill in Seattle, but she's an east coaster at heart. She is also a baseball fan, a soup maker, a theater lover, a yoga practicer, a comma expert, and a huge reader. Welcome!!

Last night, my eight-year-old asked me what ambition meant.

I said it’s something you hope to work hard to do.

She said, “Then why is it bad that Hillary Clinton is that?”

This is a fair question but a tough one to answer.

Then she said, “What are your ambitions?”

This is the sort of question that eight-year-olds love to pose and that are often very difficult to answer. The answers are too complicat... Read more of this blog post »
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This is How It Always Is

4.30 avg rating — 3,049 ratings — published 2017 — 12 editions
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Goodbye for Now

3.60 avg rating — 2,480 ratings — published 2012 — 36 editions
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The Atlas of Love

3.57 avg rating — 1,133 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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It's Not Me, It's You

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Laurie Frankel at Third Place Books
Author appearance, May 17, 2017 07:30PM
Third Place Books - Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Avenue South, Seattle, WA, US

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Laurie Frankel at Island Books
Author appearance, May 30, 2017 06:30PM
Island Books, 3014 78th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA, US

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“...ultimately, eventually, we let go. We do this not because we're ready. We do this not because we've mended. We do this not because we've mourned and come to terms and gotten over it and moved on. We never move on. We don't let go so much as lose our grip and fall because remembering is not enough..memory is imperfect. It is full of holes. It is more space than matter, like lace. It is at once sodden with sorrow and desiccated from lack of blood flow, the obvious result of a broken heart. It makes things up in hopeless attempts to comfort itself. It fills fissure with fantasy. It screws shut its eyes and balls up its fists and flings itself to the ground in a kicking, screaming, blind-rage temper tantrum against reality. But mostly,..memory keeps taking on more.”
Laurie Frankel, Goodbye for Now

“Who people think they are and what people think they want is not really who they are or what they want.”
Laurie Frankel, Goodbye for Now

“Sometimes when I remember we aren't the same person, it shocks me.”
Laurie Frankel, Goodbye for Now

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73483 Q&A with Laurie Frankel — 16 members — last activity Aug 20, 2012 12:02PM
I'll be doing a three week Q&A to celebrate the release of my new novel GOODBYE FOR NOW. I'd love to chat with you about, well, almost anything. Looki ...more
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Laurie Lindsay (: wrote: "The Atlas of Love: A Novel sounds really good and the cover is so cute. I'm really excited about it. :)"

Thanks Lindsay! You're so sweet. I hope so much you'll like it.


Lindsay Paige The Atlas of Love: A Novel sounds really good and the cover is so cute. I'm really excited about it. :)


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