Kelly Braffet

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Kelly Braffet

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Kelly Braffet writes stories about unhappy people making bad decisions, occasionally with magic. She is the author of The Unwilling (available 2/20 from Mira Books), Save Yourself, and Last Seen Leaving; her first novel, Josie and Jack, has been made into a feature film starring Olivia DeJonge, Alex Neustaedter, and William Fitchner, and directed by Sarah Lancaster. Her writing has been published in the Fairy Tale Review, Post Road, and in several anthologies, as well as on Salon.com. She is a graduate of Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College.

She is married to the tall and immensely talented writer Owen King. He's dreamy. For more, see www.kellybraffet.com.
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Oh, please, not another List

Yeah. Sorry.

Anyway, I just posted my quick-and-dirty reviews of the best books I read in 2012. Which doesn't mean that they were published in 2012, just that that's when they came to to the top of the pile. I recommend all of them wholeheartedly.

ETA: Okay, in retrospect this whole "scroll down" nonsense is confusing. You can find the books and reviews on my "best of the year 2012" bookshelf. You c Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 13, 2013 08:14 Tags: best-of-the-year
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Save Yourself

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Josie and Jack

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Last Seen Leaving

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The Unwilling

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Sauve-toi !

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xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths

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“Logic is what the devil likes most.”
Kelly Braffet, Josie and Jack

“Did you blame the men who fired the guns, the men who built the guns, or the men who invented the guys? Did you blame the men who had put those particular guns in the hands attached to those particular trigger fingers? When Nick's plane crashed into the ocean off Honduras at a speed which turned the ocean to unyielding stone, was it Western Mountain's fault, for sending him out?Nick's, for going? Anne's, for letting him? Did you blame the human beings who had made such a world possible, or the world that had made such human beings possible?
The answer, she thought, lying now in her missing daughter's bed (Was it Miranda, for pushing a limit any time she saw one? Anne again, for uprooting her so callously, for failing in some way to adequately console her after her father's death?), was that you had two choices: you could blame everybody, or you could blame nobody.”
Kelly Braffet, Last Seen Leaving

“You couldn’t talk about the way things should be in somebody else’s family. Families were like oceans. You never knew what was under the surface, in the parts you hadn’t seen. Caro”
Kelly Braffet, Save Yourself

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Thomas Bruso Hi, Kelly! I love your books! I purchased SAVE YOURSELF and am looking forward to reading it. Continued success.


Frankie Ash Thanks for adding me Kelly:)


Ashlyn Kelly, Thank you for the friendship.
Have a wonderful Day!


Chris Thanks for the friend-add, Kelly!


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