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Laurel Saville is the award-winning author of the novels "North of Here" and "Henry and Rachel," the memoir "Unraveling Anne" and several other books, as well as numerous articles, essays, and short stories, which have appeared in The Bark, The Bennington Review, Elle.com, House Beautiful, the LA Times Magazine, NYTimes.com, Room and many other publications. Laurel has an MFA from the Writing Seminars at Bennington College.


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Laurel Saville It's harder, will take longer, and make you less money than you hope -- most likely, anyway. This is no reason to quit, though! Just be realistic and…moreIt's harder, will take longer, and make you less money than you hope -- most likely, anyway. This is no reason to quit, though! Just be realistic and keep at it. Especially the revising. People sometimes send me their work, and it's pretty clear they don't really want feedback or advice, but are just hoping for connections. If someone takes the time and interest to read your work, pay close attention to their impressions, try and learn from their feedback, and keep editing and improving your work.(less)
Laurel Saville My current work-in-progress is turning out to be rather dramatically different. It's sometime in the sci fi future on a distant planet. The opening…moreMy current work-in-progress is turning out to be rather dramatically different. It's sometime in the sci fi future on a distant planet. The opening scene I cut from "North of Here" has shown up in this new novel. In this case, the snowmobile ride and the blue light in the windows starts my young protagonist on a journey that goes farther than I ever imagined I could take one of my characters.(less)
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North of Here

3.61 avg rating — 2,303 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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Unraveling Anne

3.39 avg rating — 545 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Henry and Rachel

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Postmortem

4.45 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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How Much Living Can You Buy?

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North of Here by Laurel Saville
"Striking and beautifully sad.

What a lovely bit of writing. Laurel Saville has a real way with words, elegantly crafting descriptions of people and places in such a way that you instantly know them. In particular, the setting of this novel really r..." Read more of this review »
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North of Here by Laurel Saville
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I normally am not one to write a review and just stick to a star rating. I gave this book five stars because of the accuracy of the human emotions and the surprise turn of events. It was a book that made me think and ref..." Read more of this review »
North of Here by Laurel Saville
"Wow. I never expected to be drawn in to the lives of these characters so quickly. From page one, I was caught in the tangled web of the lives of four main characters--Miranda, Dix, Sally, and Darius. Saville has an ability to create characters who..." Read more of this review »
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Wormwood Forest by Mary Mycio
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Fascinating study of the unexpected return of wildlife to the "zone". Turns out humans are worse for animals than toxic radiation! Very well written.
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Enemies at Home by Lindsey Davis
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I am a huge Lindsay Davis fan and love this new series with a new lead, Falco and Helena's adopted daughter. She is scrappy and smart and the sometimes slapstick tone of the earlier series has been left behind for something a little more pensive and ...more
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The Jaguar's Children by John Vaillant
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The structure of this book and the device of the main character reciting into his phone can be a bit grating at times but this is a tiny complaint about a book that showcases the depth of this author's talent at weaving together a stunning and intric ...more
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The Mushroom Hunters by Langdon Cook
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Delightful read about hunting mushrooms and so much more. Full of fascinating characters and a interesting insiders look into one side of our food culture.
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“EVERY MORNING, I wake up feeling older by so much more than a mere twenty-four hours. I open my eyes and everything seems blurry, as if I am encased”
Laurel Saville, Henry and Rachel

“I wondered, not for the first time, how it was that bad people came from good people, and good people came from bad people, and why we bother to try to understand the difference.”
Laurel Saville, Unraveling Anne

“I couldn’t just bury the ugly parts of my past without also burying what might be the most important parts of myself.”
Laurel Saville, Unraveling Anne

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