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Léna Roy

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Léna Roy was raised in New York City, in the cloistered environs of a theological seminary, with extracurricular education provided by Manhattan's club scene. She worked as a bartender, an actor, and as a therapist with at-risk adolescents before finding her voice as a writer in Young Adult fiction. When not writing and spending time with her family, she is teaching creative writing workshops for kids and teens from 8-18 with Writopia Lab in both NYC and Northern Westchester. Her inspiration and touchstone is her late grandmother, author Madeleine L’Engle, who was able to transform the solitary nature of writing into a sacred sense of community where her art and the art of others could flourish. EDGES is her first novel.

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A cold crisp November morning curled up in a cozy chair by the fire in Starbucks, piping hot coffee and my laptop open, my writing mojo strong and swift. I had even found an available outlet to plug in - both literally and figuratively. Tap, tap, tap, sip. The opportunities I have for writing these days are few and far between, so I was relishing every second, burrowing deeper into a scene in... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 26, 2015 13:52
Average rating: 3.54 · 995 ratings · 240 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Daughter of Time
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Everybody's doing it. David, Lynch, Martin Scorcese, Oprah, Ellen, Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Vedder, Moby,Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham, to name a few. Ther... Read more of this blog post »
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The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
The Forty Rules of Love
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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
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The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
The Life We Bury
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Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
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Fascinating investigative journalism/ memoir.
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The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
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Lénu and Lila of The Neapolitan Novels took hold of my mind and heart over the past couple of weeks. The writing is so beautiful and intimate, I have a hard time believing that it isn't "true" - but isn't that the beauty of fiction? I am intrigued by ...more
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Wittgenstein Jr by Lars Iyer
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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Everything I Never Told You
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
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Still staying up too late reading. Will review all when I finish the 4th!
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“Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.”
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“Do you want to live in a world where things are possible or one where they aren't?”
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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
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Léna Roy Thank you so much Kristen - I'm looking forward to getting to know you through our love of books!


Kristen Your debut looks fantastic! Thanks for adding me as a friend!


Donald Hi Lena,

Good to see you here. I browsed through your book shelves. I think our ratings are pretty similar on the books we have in common. It took me a long time to think back on all the books I've read- I'm sure you'll have the same kind of problem. One day, I hope to see "The Unreals" on your shelves....

Btw, congrats on the publication date and the blog. I read a few of your entries and enjoyed them. You must be getting pretty excited....


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