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Lisa Borders

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Lisa Borders grew up in Central and Southern New Jersey. She is the author of the novel Cloud Cuckoo Land, winner of the Fred Bonnie Award for Best First Novel and fiction honors in the 2003 Massachusetts Book Awards. Lisa lives near Boston, where she teaches at Grub Street. She also works as a cytotechnologist.

1. Publish with a mighty independent press that creates a beautiful book whose cover warms your heart every time you look at its green and yellow glow. It is very important that you feel this way, as there will be days you’ll need that green and yellow glow to carry you through eleven hours of driving.

2. Find out your publisher’s budget for a book tour, and then figure out how much you can aff...

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Average rating: 4.52 · 86 ratings · 24 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Fifty-First State
4.58 of 5 stars 4.58 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Cloud Cuckoo Land
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2002
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The Fifty-First State by Lisa Borders
"I loved Lisa Borders' The Fifty-First State because of the depth of its characters, the author's command of their emotional relationships, and the authenticity not only of the dialogue, but of everything else on the page as well. The novel starts..." Read more of this review »
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"Hallie Corson left her name ("Holly") and family behind in Oyster Shell, New Jersey (in South Jersey) during her college days nearly twenty years ago. She is a photographer in New York who didn't "make it" quite as far as she hoped she would, and..." Read more of this review »
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"This is the second novel from Lisa Borders, author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, from about ten years ago. At the heart of The Fifty-first State (south Jersey, if you didn't know) is the intriguing premise of a youngish woman (Hallie Corson) forced to tak..." Read more of this review »
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