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Sarah Addison Allen

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North Carolina, The United States



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New York Times Bestselling novelist Sarah Addison Allen brings the full flavor of her southern upbringing to bear on her fiction -- a captivating blend of magical realism, heartwarming romance, and small-town sensibility.

Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Allen grew up with a love of books and an appreciation of good food (she credits her journalist father for the former and her mother, a fabulous cook, for the latter). In college, she majored in literature -- because, as she puts it, "I thought it was amazing that I could get a diploma just for reading fiction. It was like being able to major in eating chocolate."

After graduation, Allen began writing seriously. Her big break occurred in...more

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Garden Spells
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The Peach Keeper
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 35,174 ratings — published 2011 — 30 editions
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The Girl Who Chased the Moon
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 30,952 ratings — published 2010 — 27 editions
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The Sugar Queen
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 28,539 ratings — published 2008 — 35 editions
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Lost Lake
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Waking Kate
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The Firefly Dance
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In My Dreams
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“Books can be possessive, can't they? You're walking around in a bookstore and a certain one will jump out at you, like it had moved there on its own, just to get your attention. Sometimes what's inside will change your life, but sometimes you don't even have to read it. Sometimes it's a comfort just to have a book around. Many of these books haven't even had their spines cracked. 'Why do you buy books you don't even read?' our daughter asks us. That's like asking someone who lives alone why they bought a cat. For company, of course.”
Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen

“Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right.”
Sarah Addison Allen, The Peach Keeper

“Sometimes you weren't supposed to share pain. Sometimes it was best just to deal with it alone.”
Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen


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Mira I first read "Garden Spells" on recommendation from a teacher at a school book fair. She claimed it was a feel good book. She was so right! Since then I've read them all. "Garden Spells" was one of my book club's selection and now all the girls are in love with your books. Your books are one of the few select that I pay full price for at the book stores. That's how much I like them and you. When is your next book coming out?

message 10: by Kari

Kari Ramirez Oh, I am so in love with your books. I have The Sugar Queen left to read and I'm both anticipating it & dreading it because once I've finished I won't have anymore of your books to read! Thank you so much for writing these books!

Tiffany I loved your books so much that I read them all in a week! I've shared all of them with my whole family & my closest friends....and they have all adored them almost as much as me! Please write more! I cannot get enough :)

Claudi I really enjoyed reading your books... can't wait for the next :)

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Sarah! ;D

Bungle Midnight Reads Would have loved to won a copy of The Peach Keeper! Can't wait for it to be released!!!!

Kelley You are one of my favorite authors ever! I get lost in all of your books. I cannot wait for the next one to come out!

message 4: by Tara

Tara Carlisle I love your new book! It is beautiful! Keep on writing!

message 3: by Jenny

Jenny Love, Love your books! keep them coming.
Lots of luck.


Sharon Just finished reading "Sugar Queen" and "Garden Spells" in one week! I loved them both! You are truly a gifted writer. I can hardly wait for your next novel. I do hope that you have more stories up your sleeve!
Lots of Luck to you!

Suzanne Ledford Can't wait for The Girl Who Chased the Moon!!! I'm a huge fan and love all of your books. Love recommending them to customers!

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