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Laura Dave

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Laura Dave is the bestselling author of several critically acclaimed novels including Eight Hundred Grapes and The First Husband. Her work has been published in eighteen countries, and five of her novels, including The Last Thing he Told Me, have been optioned for film and television. She resides in Santa Monica, California.

Her new novel, The Last Thing He Told Me, will be released on May 4th, 2021.

Website:www.lauradave.com

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The Last Thing He Told Me

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Eight Hundred Grapes

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Hello, Sunshine

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Eight Hundred Grapes Chosen As A Best Book of Summer By Glamour Magazine

Glamour has chosen Eight Hundred Grapes as a best book of summer.

"Need a vacation? Dave will transport you with mouthwatering lasagna, breathtaking vistas- and an unforgettable lesson in loyalty" - Elizabeth Egan, Glamour

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“There are different ways to be confused about how someone's disappointed you. Some lie about the future because they wanted to forget the past. But some will lie about the past because they think it will give you both a future.”
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message 2: by Melissa (last edited May 13, 2015 11:26PM)

Melissa I Thank you for accepting my invite, Laura. I still need to post a full review, but I've shared thoughts and pictures about your book since the day I finished reading it. My words may be redundant, however they are a constant truth of my feelings.

You are an artist and your book is a gift that cannot be measured against any other pf it's genre. I pre-ordered a print copy so I can take pictures to share and to read it again......and again....and most definitely again.

Stunning, Extraordinary, Beautiful, Tender, Powerful, Fun, Soothing, and a reminder of the Joys and Power of Love through the good and hard times.

Thank you for connecting with me here.

All the best to you and "Eight Hundred Grapes". In my Heart forever. I cannot wait to read more from you.

~*Melissa*~


message 1: by Daniel (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:17PM)

Daniel Glad to have you as a friend. Good luck Laura in this literary world where you can either starve to death or become a millionaire.


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