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Heather Young

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Heather is the author of two novels. Her debut, The Lost Girls, won the Strand Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award. The Distant Dead was published on June 9, 2020, and was named one of the Best Books of Summer by People Magazine, Parade, and CrimeReads. A former antitrust and intellectual property litigator, she traded the legal world for the literary one and earned her MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars in 2011. She lives in Mill Valley, California, where she writes, bikes, hikes, and reads books by other people that she wishes she’d written.

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Heather Young Hi Bobbi!! I'm so glad you enjoyed The Lost Girls. I am working on my next book. Now that I've gotten my daughter off to college at last (sob!) I will…moreHi Bobbi!! I'm so glad you enjoyed The Lost Girls. I am working on my next book. Now that I've gotten my daughter off to college at last (sob!) I will be turning to it full time!(less)
Heather Young My favorite fictional couple will always be Jo and Laurie from LITTLE WOMEN. I still curse Louisa May Alcott for keeping them apart! The good Professo…moreMy favorite fictional couple will always be Jo and Laurie from LITTLE WOMEN. I still curse Louisa May Alcott for keeping them apart! The good Professor Bauer could never satisfy my fiery idol Jo, and there's no way Laurie could ever be happy with flighty Amy. Between that and the fate of poor Beth, Louisa left wounds on my heart that will never heal. (less)
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The Lost Girls

3.88 avg rating — 13,635 ratings — published 2016 — 18 editions
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3.97 avg rating — 1,737 ratings — published 2020 — 12 editions
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" Thank you Jaime! Creating characters is the hardest but most rewarding thing I do as a writer so I’m delighted to hear that they have resonated with y ...more "
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This is a lovely, tender story about the ways in which people change, grow apart, reconnect, and ultimately move on to different versions of themselves. Stella is a dedicated nurse in a longterm relationship with a musician whose band, once a big dea ...more
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This book is a racy, sexy, twisty romp that kept me up until 3 AM because I HAD TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!!! It’s a rare skill to write a book that genuinely keeps you turning the pages, but Robyn Harding has it down. And there is no other book like this ...more
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I wrote it, so I like it just fine :)
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A raw, haunting portrait of a neighborhood in crisis, populated by wounded but resilient women surviving one day to the next. Or not. Because there is a killer in the shadows, a man whose obsession with "these women" -- women in or adjacent to "the g ...more
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“How terrible to die without finishing a book, she thought. Never to know the end of the story.”
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“How terrible to die without finishing a book, she thought.”
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“They were her family. The family she'd brushed against as a girl and forgotten, the family whose legacy she'd planned to take with her now, in photographs & books & brass-faced clocks. As if legacies lay in things that could be bought & sold. As if families could be left behind or taken with you as you chose.”
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