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Leslie Lehr

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Novel Consultant for Truby Writers Studio, Lehr mentors privately as well as at conferences around the country. Prizewinning author, screenwriter, and contributor to the New York Times Modern Love column, she reviews books AS A WRITER, pointing out how narrative techniques make these stories shine. Her seven books include of 7 books including the Target recommended read, the literary thriller, What A Mother Knows, the book club hit, Wife Goes On, and her debut drama (winner of the Pirates Alley Faulkner Society Gold Medal), 66 Laps. She's written three humorous nonfiction books, the film for "Heartless", and "Club Divorce" for Lifetime. Her essays are featured in The New York Times Modern Love column, Huffington Post, and anthologies inclu ...more

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What a Mother Knows

3.18 avg rating — 773 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Wife Goes On

3.02 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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66 Laps A Novel

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History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
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Don't read the story description. It reveals a plot so subtle that it takes shape only towards the end, ruining the magic of being inside the narrator's head, watching how the wolf theme grows to be achingly real. The language is so beautiful with a ...more
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I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi
I Liked My Life
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This novel has the prettiest prose and most thoughtful internal dialogue I've read in a while. I couldn't put this down. The multiple characters' points of view were so unique and well constructed that it was easy to follow even when the main narrato ...more
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Process by Sarah Stodola
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TEN stars for this book! From Kafka to Kerouc, Didion to Diaz, this paints the big picture of how writers write. Each author, from the classic to the current are profiled in terms of their writing lives, techniques, dreams and a day in the life. Myth ...more
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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
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Hawkins creates prose puzzles that keep the reader guessing from page one. While Girl On A Train relied on an Unreliable Narrator to keep us mystified between the three POV characters, here she expands her reach to many more narrators, each with thei ...more
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Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Behind Her Eyes
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Creepy good! What first seems to be a typical love triangle goes deeper into psychological thriller than any recent books I recall. As a writer, my first thought was: why didn't she just start with that scene instead of this later scene. But soon I w ...more
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The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy
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Confession: I am a fangirl. Levy makes writing, writing about cool subjects, and being cool, look way too easy. As one who pains to pick each particular word, I know first hand that it is not. Yet, after getting hooked by the splashy introduction, I ...more
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Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
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First of all, this is not a memoir, this is an autobiography. Bruce - may I call him Bruce? After hearing his voice in my car for so many hours, I feel as if we're friends. He says he skipped a few things, but what he includes is a massive exploratio ...more
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The Magnolia Story by Chip Gaines
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Ghostwriter Mark Dagostino does a fabulous job with Chip and Joanna Gaines story. His prose is pitch perfect in expressing both the love story and the hard work behind "Fixer Upper," one of my guilty pleasures. Ok, not so guilty, but every time I go ...more
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Leslie Lehr Aletta wrote: "Thanks for connecting! What do you like to read? Looking forward to your recommendations."

I like to read new releases of all kinds, mostly female authors. Check out my reviews -- I review the ones I think are worth reading for any reason!


Aletta Stevens Thanks for connecting! What do you like to read? Looking forward to your recommendations.


Savannah Leslie, thank you for the friendship.
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