Caroline Leavitt

Jean
94 books | 406 friends

Literar...
356 books | 891 friends

Melanie
173 books | 68 friends

Wendy K...
294 books | 12 friends

Lisa
1,586 books | 120 friends

Suzanne...
696 books | 2,633 friends

J. Schl...
471 books | 2,051 friends

Susan
769 books | 163 friends

More friends…

Caroline Leavitt

Goodreads Author


Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences
Everything I've ever written, including the backs of cereal boxes!

Member Since
November 2009

URL


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
...more

To ask Caroline Leavitt questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Caroline Leavitt I rewrite something that I've already written and think is okay. That usually unlocks stuff. Or I outline. Then it goes away!
Caroline Leavitt You get to make up stories! You get to live other lives! It is the best feeling in the world.
Average rating: 3.59 · 17,772 ratings · 2,474 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
Pictures of You

3.44 avg rating — 7,227 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Is This Tomorrow

3.64 avg rating — 3,813 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cruel Beautiful World

3.82 avg rating — 2,569 ratings — published 2016 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Girls in Trouble

3.71 avg rating — 2,288 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Coming Back to Me

3.61 avg rating — 466 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Haunted Clubhouse (Wish...

by
3.95 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Robinhound Crusoe

by
4.04 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Living Other Lives

3.75 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 1995
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Prince and the Pooch

3.77 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Into Thin Air

3.65 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Caroline Leavitt…

   I never put my essays up on my blog, but I am feeling crushed by our country right now, and I feel it’s important for us to share our stories, to say me, too. So here is mine from The Manifest-Station, with thanks to the amazing women who run it, Jennifer Pastiloff and Angela M. Giles.
 This is my Abortion Story. No, It Isn't. Yes, It Is
By Caroline Leavitt
Let’s start in the 1970s in Boston,... Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on July 18, 2018 10:52 • 6 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

First chapter of IS THIS TOMORROW (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:34PM
Description: This is an excerpt from my upcoming novel IS THIS TOMORROW (Algonquin Books), coming May 2013
First chapter Pictures of You (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: The first chapter of my new novel, Pictures of You
First chapter Pictures of You (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: The first chapter of my new novel, Pictures of You
The Wrong Sister (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 23, 2009 07:06AM
Description: short story about two sisters
High Infidelity (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Dec 23, 2009 07:04AM
Description: High Infidelity, from New York magazine's special love and Sex issue
More of Caroline’s writing…
The Flicker of Ol...
Caroline Leavitt is currently reading
by Susan Henderson (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating

Caroline Leavitt Caroline Leavitt said: " I first read this novel in manuscript, and I was so completely undone by it in the best possible way that I pushed the author into changing agents and she immediately got a book deal. It's about a female mortician, about a childhood tragedy that stil ...more "

 
Rat Girl
Caroline Leavitt is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Let the Great Wor...
Caroline Leavitt is currently reading
by Colum McCann (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Caroline’s Recent Updates

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
The Wonder
by Emma Donoghue (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Caroline Leavitt is now following
3387293
" I am reading and adoring THERE THERE, which is about Native Americans, and is gritty, funny, real, surprising and every other wonderful adjective I ca ...more "
The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
Rate this book
Clear rating
Caroline Leavitt is now following
15061378
Caroline Leavitt is now following Ann's reviews
406595
56962 105786
Mothers and Other Strangers by Gina Sorell
More of Caroline's books…
“Which is worse, she thinks, waiting for the sting, or the sting itself?”
Caroline Leavitt, Pictures of You

“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.”
Caroline Leavitt, Pictures of You

“know,”
Caroline Leavitt, Pictures of You

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

“Never. Ever. Give. Up. No doesn't always mean no. Sometimes it's just takes a little work to find the yes.”
Caroline Leavitt, Cruel Beautiful World

26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 28835 members — last activity 2 hours, 56 min ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
100662 Ask Caroline Leavitt - Wednesday, June 12th! — 59 members — last activity Jun 12, 2013 05:04PM
Join us on Wednesday, June 12th for a special discussion with New York Times bestselling author Caroline Leavitt! Caroline will be discussing her work ...more
25350 THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB — 6910 members — last activity 2 hours, 45 min ago
ALL GENRE COMMUNITY OF BOOK LOVERS-Perfect for those interested in good books of any genre, film and lively discussion!-(300 PLUS DISCUSSION TOPICS)fr ...more
2510 The Reasons Why you wrote your book or books — 660 members — last activity Mar 13, 2018 09:33PM
People write books for many reasons, so why did you write yours?
12544 The Life of a Book Addict — 12609 members — last activity 33 minutes ago
Do you read more than one book at a time? Do you have stacks of books to be read on your table? Keep buying more books when you have books you haven't ...more
1059 BOOK-A-HOLICS — 1906 members — last activity Oct 15, 2017 07:54AM
WHEN I GET A LITTLE MONEY, I BUY BOOKS; IF ANY IS LEFT I BUY FOOD AND CLOTHES. DESIDERIUS ERASMUS 1466-1536 This Group was founded in September 2007. ...more
853 Constant Reader — 5251 members — last activity 4 hours, 54 min ago
A forum for friendly discussion of classics, literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and short stories. We also love movies and art. Don't ask to join th ...more
179584 Our Shared Shelf — 216362 members — last activity 18 minutes ago
Dear Readers, As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on. There is so m ...more
105786 Goodreads Reviewers' Group — 5182 members — last activity 7 hours, 23 min ago
This group helps to bring Reviewers and Authors together! Reviewers can make their own thread to post their reviews in, or post their reviews in the r ...more
232799 belletrist — 1410 members — last activity Apr 12, 2018 12:31PM
celebrating literature, authors, and the literary community, curated by Emma Roberts & Karah Preiss
More of Caroline’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-6)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

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...


message 3: by Kris

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

Kris

Kris Neri
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/...


back to top