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Caroline Leavitt

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Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Beautiful World (out in paperback August 8th! 2017) s This Tomorrow and Pictures of You (Algonquin Books), which. Pictures of You was on the Best Books of the Year lists from the San Francisco Chronicle, The Providence Journal, Bookmarks and Kirkus Reviews. It was also a Costco Pennie's Pick. Is This Tomorrow was long listed for the Main Readers Prize, a WNBA Reading group Choice, A San Francisco Chronicle Lit Pick/Editor's Choice, a Jewish Book Club Pic and the winner of an Audiofile Earphones Award.

The winner of a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant, a second prize winner in Goldenberg Fiction Prize, A Sundance Screenwriting Lab Finalist, a Nickelodeon Screenwriting Fell
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Pictures of You

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Is This Tomorrow

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Cruel Beautiful World

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Girls in Trouble

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With or Without You

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Coming Back to Me

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Description: This is an excerpt from my upcoming novel IS THIS TOMORROW (Algonquin Books), coming May 2013
First chapter Pictures of You (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The first chapter of my new novel, Pictures of You
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The Wrong Sister (Literature & Fiction)
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Hi, this isn't a review but it is a link to an essay on the front page of The Daily Beast "I was in a coma and no one will tell me what happened," which is about how and why I wrote With or Without You. I hope will read!


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" With or Without You is an intense, emotional novel that explores a troubled relationship and what happens when people's dreams change due to both time and circumstances beyond their control. I enjoyed this book very much and look forward to reading" Read more of this review »
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“Which is worse, she thinks, waiting for the sting, or the sting itself?”
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“Why doesn’t he get over it already? But that was the secret, wasn’t it? You never got over what you lost. You always carried it with you, stitched to you like Peter Pan’s shadow. And you never wanted to get over it, because who wanted to forget a time that had been so important? No, the truth was, you wanted to remember it always.”
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Caroline Leavitt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTVQZ...

A video of me talking about Cruel Beautiful World, which is out in paperback August 8th!


Caroline Leavitt Hi everyone, Oh my God, Celeste Ng's LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE is so incredibly great! Who is reading it?


Caroline Leavitt Please join me June 18th for a special tweet chat with a three book giveaway. A few people will be invited for a video chat to follow. Plase come! It will be fun ! http://www.eventbrite.com/event/70835...


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Kris Neri Good to connect with you here, Caroline. Thanks for accepting my friendship.

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Magical Alienation: A Samantha Brennan and Annabelle Haggerty Magical Mystery


Caroline Leavitt I can't seem to upload my book trailer, but here is the url. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxBE_e...

I hope you all love it!

Caroline


Caroline Leavitt Caroline Leavitt blesses Jodi Picoult for mentioning her in a piece in the UK's guardian about what women writers to read who work with the same themes as Jonathan Franzen. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/...


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