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Emily Bain Murphy

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Emily Bain Murphy was born in Indiana and raised in Hong Kong and Japan. She graduated from Tufts University and has also called Massachusetts, Connecticut, and California home.

Murphy is the author of The Disappearances, which was a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, an ALAN Pick, and shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Book Prize. Splinters of Scarlet, Murphy’s second YA historical fantasy, will be published in July 2020 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pushkin Press.

Murphy is represented by Peter Knapp at Park & Fine Literary and Media. She currently lives in the St. Louis area with her husband and two children. Follow her online on Twitter @EBain and on Instagram @emilybainmurphy.

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Emily Bain Murphy I can't possibly name just one! So here are a few of my all-time favorites: Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe; Eleanor and Park; Elizabeth Bennet and Fi…moreI can't possibly name just one! So here are a few of my all-time favorites: Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe; Eleanor and Park; Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy; and Kaz and Inej. <3 <3 <3 (less)
Emily Bain Murphy Ever since I've become a mom with two young kids at home, writing has almost become my escape time. But if I'm really struggling on a particular day, …moreEver since I've become a mom with two young kids at home, writing has almost become my escape time. But if I'm really struggling on a particular day, my go-to strategies are:
* changing locations
* finding a photograph that captures the look/emotion/character/feel I'm trying to describe
* finding a song that captures the look/emotion/character/feel I'm trying to describe

Things that I've found create writer's block:
* An addiction to Twitter ;)

If the writing is just really not happening on a certain day, then I'll put my computer away and come back to it fresh the next. Often the best thing to do then is turn to someone else's book--particularly one with really good dialogue or beautiful language. If I'm lucky, reading the effortless flow of their words can sometimes jumpstart my own!(less)
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4.08 avg rating — 3,938 ratings — published 2017 — 12 editions
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“But really, aren't there bits of magic everywhere we look?' Dr. Clifton continues. 'We've just stopped seeing it that way.”
Emily Bain Murphy, The Disappearances
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“Know that wherever I am, it is always farther than I wish to be from you, and that you are never beyond the reach of my thoughts.”
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“may your dreams be filled with stars and not with shadows,”
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“I believe like a child that suffering will be healed and made up for, that all the humiliating absurdity of human contradictions will vanish like a pitiful mirage, like the despicable fabrication of the impotent and infinitely small Euclidean mind of man, that in the world's finale, at the moment of eternal harmony, something so precious will come to pass that it will suffice for all hearts, for the comforting of all resentments, for the atonement of all the crimes of humanity, for all the blood that they've shed; that it will make it not only possible to forgive but to justify all that has happened.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

“Anticipating this loss had a way of refining memory, filing it down to the purest, rawest form of itself. My clouded perceptions grew clearer. And someday soon I'd have to confront that. But not yet.”
Wendy Paine Miller, The Flower Girls

“Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.”
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

“As she read, at peace with the world and happy as only a little girl could be with a fine book and a little bowl of candy, and all alone in the house, the leaf shadows shifted and the afternoon passed. ”
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“In teaching your child, do not forget that suffering is good too. It makes a person rich in character.”
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