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KRISTINA MCMORRIS is a critically acclaimed author published by Kensington Books, Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins UK. Her works of fiction have garnered more than twenty national literary awards and appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestsellers lists. Inspired by true personal and historical accounts, her novels include LETTERS FROM HOME, BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES, and THE PIECES WE KEEP; her novellas are featured in the anthologies A WINTER WONDERLAND and GRAND CENTRAL.

Prior to her writing career, Kristina worked as a host of weekly TV shows since age nine, including an Emmy® Award-winning program, and has been named one of Portland's "40 Under 40" by The Business Journal. She lives with her husband and two young sons in
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Letters From Home
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Bridge of Scarlet Leaves
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The Pieces We Keep
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LETTERS FROM HOME (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Inspired by my grandparents' courtship, LETTERS FROM HOME is a WWII love story featuring a Midwestern infantryman who falls deeply in love through a yearlong letter exchange, unaware that the girl he's writing to isn't the one replying. Woven around this tenuous thread are the stories of three female friends whose journeys toward independence take unexpected turns as a result of romance, tragedy, and deception, their repercussions heightened by an era of the unknown. (Reading group guide and 1940s recipes included in the book!)
BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: As the American daughter of a Japanese immigrant father and Caucasian mother, I'm excited to share a sneak peek of my forthcoming novel, BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES. The story features a violinist named Maddie Kern, who secretly elopes with her Japanese American boyfriend -- the night before Pearl Harbor is bombed. Refusing to be separated from her husband, Maddie dares to voluntarily live in an internment camp. When her husband, Lane, enlists in a secret branch of the U.S. Army to prove his allegiance to America, every character will uncover the truth of those they label "the enemy," while learning where their deepest loyalties lie. (Reading group guide and Asian-fusion recipes included in the book!)

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“The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.”
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“It’s odd, isn’t it? People die every day and the world goes on like nothing happened. But when it’s a person you love, you think everyone should stop and take notice. That they ought to cry and light candles and tell you that you’re not alone.”
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“Were prayers of murderers, when fighting on the “right side” of the war, ever heard—let alone answered?”
Kristina McMorris, Letters From Home

“It’s odd, isn’t it? People die every day and the world goes on like nothing happened. But when it’s a person you love, you think everyone should stop and take notice. That they ought to cry and light candles and tell you that you’re not alone.”
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“In seven days God had created the Earth. In a single day mankind had turned it upside down.”
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Kristina McMorris I'm so glad you loved them!


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Susan I read Grand Central and loved all the stories!!


Kristina McMorris Oh, wonderful! Good luck with the move -- that part is never much fun. And yep, the new book is almost done. Yay! Just got the cover and I love it so much I can hardly stand it. Will share soon! So nice to hear from you. Wishing you happy holidays too! :)


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Susan We are moving back to your side!!! Done living in the sticks!! I see you have a new book coming out!! YAY!!!!! Happy Holidays!!


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