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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
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Cynthia Newberry Martin is the author of The Painting Story,placed on the Short List for Finalists in the novel category of the2010Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, and at the same time, the second novel I wrote,Between Here and Gone,placed as a Semi-Finalist. She tells us: So far, all in drawers instead of stores, but I say... Read more of this blog post »
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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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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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