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Tawni O'Dell is the New York Times bestselling author of Fragile Beasts, Sister Mine, Coal Run, and Back Roads, which was an Oprah's Book Club pick and a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Tawni's screen adaptation of Back Roads is currently in development to be made into a film with Adrian Lyne set to direct. Her work has been translated into 15 languages and been published in over 30 countries.

Tawni was born and raised in the coal-mining region of western Pennsylvania, the territory she writes about with such striking authenticity. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and spent many years living in the Chicago area before moving back to Pennsylvania where she now lives with her two children.


Average rating: 3.71 · 20,264 ratings · 1,343 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Back Roads
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 16,363 ratings — published 1999 — 33 editions
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Coal Run
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“ A man spends his whole life trying to prove his worth to others. A woman spends her life trying to prove her worth to herself.”
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“She hated her job the same way I hated my jobs because she knew she was worth more, but she also hated herself so there wasn't much point in trying to do better.”
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“I wanted to end it now, like a bad TV show turned off in the middle.”
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Gurukarm Not to be redundant or anything (see Deb-oh's comment), but I love your books! Just "liked" your FB page and wrote a reader's fawning status update about your books :-)


Deb-oh Thank you for the friend request. So glad to see you on goodreads! I love your books!
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