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Karen Dukess has a work history as eclectic as her taste in books. She has been a tour guide in the former Soviet Union, a newspaper reporter in Florida, a magazine publisher in Russia and, for nearly a decade, a speechwriter on gender equality for the United Nations Development Programme. She has blogged on parenting for The Huffington Post and written book reviews for USA Today. THE LAST BOOK PARTY is her first novel. She lives with her family near New York City and spends as much time as possible in Truro on Cape Cod.

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Karen Dukess The whole novel grew from a piece of memoir writing I did in a writing group about a magical day in Cape Cod in the mid-1980s when a new friend and I…moreThe whole novel grew from a piece of memoir writing I did in a writing group about a magical day in Cape Cod in the mid-1980s when a new friend and I went to the beach after a storm and pulled in a lobster pot. Many years later, that friend died and I wanted to memorialize that day. I continued writing about that time of my life, when I worked in publishing, and suddenly characters started popping up who were completely fictional! The novel is not autobiographical, but the original impulse to write it came form my own life.(less)
Karen Dukess I'm inching my way into a draft of my second novel, reminding myself to follow my basic idea of what this story will be about, but ultimately to let…moreI'm inching my way into a draft of my second novel, reminding myself to follow my basic idea of what this story will be about, but ultimately to let the story reveal itself. What I discover along the way is usually better than whatever I thought up at the start of the process.(less)
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