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Betsy Carter

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New York
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I am the author of the novel, Swim to Me, which was published in August 2007 by Algonquin Books who also published, The Orange Blossom Special in 2005. My memoir Nothing to Fall Back On was a national bestseller. I write for O: The Oprah magazine, Good Housekeeping, New York, Glamour and Hallmark, among others.
I was a reporter at Newsweek for nine years, and then served as the Editorial Director of Esquire magazine. I was the founding editor-in-chief of New York Woman as well as My Generation Magazine. I was also the Executive Editor of Harper’s Bazaar and editor-in-chief of New Woman magazine. I live in New York City. My novel, The Puzzle King, will be published by Algonquin Books in the fall of 2009.

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Swim to Me

3.37 avg rating — 899 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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The Puzzle King

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The Orange Blossom Special

3.32 avg rating — 279 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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We Were Strangers Once

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3.59 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
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De Meermin

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“Do you think that, by nature, human beings are forgiving?” “I think that, by nature, human beings are self-protective,” said Hanratty. “If it is in their interest to be forgiving, then they are. If not, then they are vengeful. I am fairly certain that being forgiving is not an innate virtue.”
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