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Lesley Kagen

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Lesley Kagen is a mother of two, a grandmother of two, an actress, former restaurateur, celebrated public speaker, and the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of Whistling in the Dark, Land of a Hundred Wonders, Tomorrow River, Good Graces, and Mare's Nest. Her novels have also been published in the Netherlands, China, Taiwan, Germany, Italy, Turkey and Russia. She lives in Wisconsin in a hundred-year-old farm house. Find reading guides and event information at www.lesleykagen.com and at www.facebook.com/LesleyKagenBooks.


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Lesley Kagen The novella is a prequel to the novel THE RESURRECTION OF TESS BLESSING that will be released on October 14th. After I finished the novel, I really…moreThe novella is a prequel to the novel THE RESURRECTION OF TESS BLESSING that will be released on October 14th. After I finished the novel, I really wanted to explore the Finley sisters back story, so... voila! I'd never written a novella before, so there were some nerves. Turned out that I absolutely loved writing a shorter story. (less)
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Whistling In the Dark
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 6,893 ratings — published 2007 — 15 editions
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Land of a Hundred Wonders
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Tomorrow River
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 827 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Good Graces
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Mare's Nest
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The Undertaking of Tess
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I've never actually blogged before, but I'm excited to give it a shot, mostly because I was asked to jump on board by my friend, writer extraordinaire, Heather Gudenkauf (http://www.heathergudenkauf.com/) New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE, THESE THINGS HIDDEN, and ONE BREATH AWAY. I've loved everything Heather's written, and am excited to dive into her new... Read more of this blog post »
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“...things happen when you least expect them. Things that can change your whole life.”
Lesley Kagen, Whistling In the Dark

“...things can happen when you least expect them so you always gotta be prepared. And pay attention to the details. The devil is in the details.”
Lesley Kagen, Whistling In the Dark

“Life, it is not simple like a garden, where flowers are always flowers and weeds are always weeds.”
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“Troo hits the hay every night like a bale falling out of our old barn loft.”
Lesley Kagen, Good Graces

“...[Joseph] and the Virgin Mary got turned away from the inn and had to go sleep in the manger. (Not with the manager, like Troo says.)”
Lesley Kagen, Good Graces

“Troo's a little in front of me bouncing a red rubber ball that she 'borrowed' from the playground shed. She's warming up to play that A my name is Annie and I come from Alabama with a carload of apples game. When she gets to the letter f, her name will be Fifi and she will come from where else but France. I refuse to repeat what she will have a carload of.”
Lesley Kagen, Good Graces

“THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER

1. Make Father Mickey lose his black Irish temper.
2. Wear a turtleneck, take in a deep breath and get strangled.
3. Mary Lane takes the picture.
4. Practice getting away.
5. Sally puts the pedal to the metal.
6. Randa Rhonda Rendezvous”
Lesley Kagen, Good Graces

“His mean justified his end.”
Lesley Kagen, Good Graces




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