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Tess Callahan is the author of APRIL & OLIVER, (Grand Central Publishing/USA, Random House/UK). She is a TEDx speaker on creativity and curator of the creative writing website: www.muse-feed.com, a toolbox for aspiring writers. Her short work has appeared in AGNI (Pushcart Prize nomination), Narrative Magazine (Story of the Week), The New York Times Magazine, National Public Radio’s “Three Books” series, Powell’s Books Original Essay Series, the Best American Poetry blog, Boston College Magazine and the anthology The BEST LITTLE BOOK CLUB IN TOWN. She holds a BA in English from Boston College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College. Her new novel is currently in the kiln. ...more

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"This book is CRIMINALLY underrated. April & Oliver will be a forever reread for me. The writing is just stunning." ~ Hannah

Thank you, Hannah for diving deep and offering such a generous, insightful lens on April & Oliver. To have one's work read so deeply and with so much heart is the greatest honor an author can receive. Many thanks!

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Average rating: 3.45 · 3,654 ratings · 624 reviews · 1 distinct workSimilar authors
April & Oliver

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“All your life you're yellow. Then one day you brush up against something blue, the barest touch, and voila, the rest of your life you're green.”
Tess Callahan

“This is what I think. Addiction is just a way of trying to get at something else. Something bigger. Call it transcendence if you want, but it's a fucked-up way, like a rat in a maze. We all want the same thing. We all have this hole. The thing you want offers relief, but it's a trap.”
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“Infatuation burns itself out,' she says. 'Friendship mixed with old chemistry--that can last a lifetime.”
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“I feel that art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos. A stillness which characterizes prayer, too, and the eye of the storm. I think that art has something to do with an arrest of attention in the midst of distraction.”
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“The past beats inside me like a second heart.”
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“We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.”
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“If you bring forth that which is within you, Then that which is within you Will be your salvation. If you do not bring forth that which is within you, Then that which is within you Will destroy you. —THE GNOSTIC GOSPELS”
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Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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Tory Hi Tess: Glad to be your friend on Goodreads. How are you? Got your Christmas card. The kids look great!


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