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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.

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Description: Novel due out from Grand Central Press on June 3, 2009
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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.”
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“Infatuation burns itself out,' she says. 'Friendship mixed with old chemistry--that can last a lifetime.”
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“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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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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