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Lisa Ann Sandell

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in Wilmington, Delaware, The United States



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I was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, where I'm told that I was forever buried in books. I began scribbling my own short stories in a spiral bound notebook when I was six. Books and writing were--and still are--a haven for me, and I count myself so lucky that I have a chance to share my stories with others. I currently live and work in New York City where, when I'm not writing, I'm riding my bike, taking a sculpting class, or playing with my dog, Molly.

Average rating: 3.88 · 11,208 ratings · 1,178 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Song of the Sparrow
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 7,342 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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A Map of the Known World
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,577 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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The Weight of the Sky
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 196 ratings — published 2006
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Song of the Sparrow (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The year is 490 AD. Fiery 16-year-old Elaine of Ascolat, the daughter of one of King Arthur's supporters, lives with her father on Arthur's base camp, the sole girl in a militaristic world of men. Elaine's only girl companion is the mysterious Morgan, Arthur's older sister, but Elaine cannot tell Morgan her deepest secret: She is in love with Lancelot, Arthur's second-in-command. However, when yet another girl -- the lovely Gwynivere -- joins their world, Elaine is confronted with startling emotions of jealousy and rivalry. But can her passion survive the birth of an empire?
The Weight of the Sky (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Sarah, like every college-bound junior, deals with constant pressure from teachers, friends, and parents. Besides that, she’s a marching band geek and the only Jew in her class. So when she gets a chance to spend the summer on a kibbutz in Israel, Sarah jumps at the opportunity to escape her world. But living in Israel brings new complications, and when the idyllic world Sarah creates suddenly shatters, she finds herself longing for the home she thought she’d outgrown. This lyrical novel beautifully captures the experience of leaving behind a life that’s too small, and the freedom of searching for a place with a perfect fit.

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"If you don’t have this book on your to-buy list, I urge you to add it. I finished it last night and am so thrilled with the whole story that I have to restrain myself from just writing “awesome” in big, bold letters and calling it a day.
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“As I say the words, I realize how true they are. And maybe that's the trick to getting through it, through life: realizing that everybody, including ourselves, is lugging around some kind of screwed-up baggage. Maybe we are put here to help each other carry the loads.”
Lisa Ann Sandell, A Map of the Known World

“It should begin with friendship, I think. Suddenly I cannot look at him.
It should begin with friendship and truly knowing who a person is, knowing his flaws and hopes and strengths and fears, knowing all of it. And admiring and caring for- loving the person because of all of those things...
I know that now.”
Lisa Ann Sandell, Song of the Sparrow

“They say no land remains to be discovered, no continent is left unexplored. But the whole world is out there, waiting, just waiting for me. I want to do things-- I want to walk the rain-soaked streets of London, and drink mint tea in Casablanca. I want to wander the wastelands of the Gobi desert and see a yak. I think my life's ambition is to see a yak. I want to bargain for trinkets in an Arab market in some distant, dusty land. There's so much. But, most of all, I want to do things that will mean something.”
Lisa Ann Sandell, A Map of the Known World



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message 1: by Daniel (last edited Sep 06, 2007 08:44AM)

Daniel Hey Lisa, Add http:// in front of the and then the proper link will appear like this (click): All people will have to do then is click it to get your site. Good luck.

Bradley Greetings, the chaos of life is everchanging. I hope you are having a good day. =)

Christina I just reread Song of the Sparrow. Love it still. :D

Aithne Hi Lisa,

Thanks for the Add!

If you have time, why not check out my other cyber pages?
(character page)

Have a great day.


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Lisa and thanks for the friendship! I hope you have a bountiful CHRISTMAS!

message 6: by Lisa

Lisa anabanana =) wrote: "Hi Lisa. I have just started Song of the Sparrow and I really like the style of Elaine's words, I don't know if I put that right :). She is very woman impowering. Can't wait to read more!


Thank you so much! I'm very glad you're enjoying the book. Hope you like it through to the end. Thanks again for writing and keep I'm touch!

message 7: by Lisa

Lisa I'm so happy to hear it--it's very cool to know that Song of the Sparrow is giving you a chance to find historical fiction enjoyable. :) Hope the feeling lasts till the end!

Thanks again, Anabanana!
- lisa

message 8: by Lisa

Lisa That is so sweet of you, and I'm really, really happy you enjoyed it so much--enough to recommend! Wow, thank you so much--you totally made my night! :)

message 9: by Evi

Evi Yuniati Hi Lisa...thanks for confirmed my request :) it was great to know that you're an author :) hope we can share book here and I'll try to find your book in Indonesian translation :)

message 10: by Lisa

Lisa Thanks, Evi! It's great to meet you.

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