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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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Caroline Leavitt You get to make up stories! You get to live other lives! It is the best feeling in the world.
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Pictures of You

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Is This Tomorrow

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Girls in Trouble

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Coming Back to Me

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The Prince and the Pooch

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Into Thin Air

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Robinhound Crusoe

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Living Other Lives

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Meeting Rozzy Halfway

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A brave book of love and understanding: A Girlhood: Letter to My Transgender Daughter by Carolyn Hays

 




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Is it harder for a female writer/artist to gain attention than for a male? (I always say a female writes about domesticity and it's then dubbed "women's fiction," meaning men won't want to read it, and if a male does, it's Jonathan Franzen and consid ...more
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I saw the amazing review of this book in Mystery Scene Magazine, where they said this was "ferociously paced, evocatively written puzzle-box wrapped in a paranoia tale that rivets! Suspense fans will be tempted to devour this in one sitting." I instantly bought this book and adored it! How did you do the suspense so brilliantly? I never knew what was coming!
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Hi, on Wednesday, Feb 17 at 7 EST, I will be hosted by Waltham Public Library and talking about my life during and after coma, and how I came to write With Or Without You. Hope you will all come! https://youtu.be/84ZPZIB4EXQ ...more
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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.

Kris

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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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