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Joanne Serling’s debut novel, GOOD NEIGHBORS, was published by Twelve/Grand Central publishing in February 2018. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in New Ohio Review and North American Review. She is a graduate of Cornell University and studied and taught fiction at The Writers Studio in New York City. Prior to embarking on a fiction career, she worked in women’s magazines, high tech public relations and as Director of Public Affairs for American Express. She lives outside of New York City with her husband and children and is at work on her second book.

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Joanne Serling I try to trick myself into writing by making myself so busy with errands and other nonsense that I'm desperate to write down my fleeting, creative tho…moreI try to trick myself into writing by making myself so busy with errands and other nonsense that I'm desperate to write down my fleeting, creative thoughts. Then, when I've filled up the notes section of my phone with enough scraps of insight, I go to a local cafe and start pounding out some words. If I'm lucky, it turns into an essay or a chapter. (less)
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Good Neighbors

3.20 avg rating — 735 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
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Good Neighbors by Joanne Serling
"Such a good portrayal of typical American suburbia. And how neighbors act and treat each other. Pretend to be friends but really judge and talk about each other behind backs. The whole thing with Winnie seemed like people on the outside speculating a" Read more of this review »
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"Oh I loved this so much. I dont know why people being nosey in each others lives intrigued me so much but I found myself so scared for Winnie"
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"This book HAUNTED me for days after I finished. I would wake up in the middle of the night and find myself thinking of the ending. It was as compelling as it was horrifying. I found myself both dreading picking up my kindle to read and needing to fin" Read more of this review »
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“WINTER DRIZZLED OUT THE way it always did, with fits of warmth followed by long stretches of numbing and miserable cold. The weather always about to deliver a new season, then failing in its promise.”
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