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Jeanine Cummins

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My first book, A Rip in Heaven, A Memoir of Murder and Its Aftermath, was published in 2004, and was a surprise bestseller. Writing it was the hardest thing I've ever done (including giving birth twice), and I often wondered if I did the right thing, in writing it. But thousands of e-mails from comforted victims and homicide survivors have ultimately convinced me that, despite the pain involved, that book has done some good for people, so I'm proud of it. The Outside Boy, published in 2010, was my first novel. And now The Crooked Branch is about to hit the shelves, and BESTSELLER LISTS EVERYWHERE. (For writers, maintaining a positive attitude and slightly distorted ego can be super-helpful!)

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The Crooked Branch book tour is in full swing. Last night, I had a great time reading in Boston at the Brookline Booksmith with Mary Beth Keane. Tonight, even more fun and hijinks and MommyJuice wine at The Ivy Bookshop in Baltimore. But first! I asked my friend Carolyn Turgeon 12 STUPID QUESTIONS.


I first met Carolyn some time over a decade ago when we were both aspiring writers in New York Cit...

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A Rip in Heaven

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The Outside Boy

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“and it seemed to me that we was like seafarers, and the tober was the ocean. We was passing the landlubbers by. We gawped at each other, us from our ships, and them from their shores, but the gap between us was so big we couldn’t cross it. It was high tide or low tide, or whatever tide would prevent us from dropping anchor and rowing out to them, to exchange gifts and brides, gods and diseases" Outside Boy pg.55”
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“It was like a vault , this house, but still you got the impression it could, with a great deal of effort, and only if you made it very angry, lift itself off its manicured haunches and chase after you at a terrible pace. That it could overtake you and chase after you at a terrible pace. That it could overtake you and pin you down by the shirttail, and then it could carefully lower itself right back down, all the vast weight of its ancient rock-heaps and stones bearing down on top of you, crushing you - Outside boy pg.306”
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