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Tawni O'Dell

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Tawni O'Dell is the New York Times bestselling author of Fragile Beasts, Sister Mine, Coal Run, and Back Roads, which was an Oprah's Book Club pick and a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Tawni's screen adaptation of Back Roads is currently in development to be made into a film with Adrian Lyne set to direct. Her work has been translated into 15 languages and been published in over 30 countries.

Tawni was born and raised in the coal-mining region of western Pennsylvania, the territory she writes about with such striking authenticity. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and spent many years living in the Chicago area before moving back to Pennsylvania where she now lives with her two children.
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Average rating: 3.77 · 35,887 ratings · 2,665 reviews · 7 distinct worksSimilar authors
Back Roads

3.75 avg rating — 25,868 ratings — published 1999 — 45 editions
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Fragile Beasts

4.11 avg rating — 2,218 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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Coal Run

3.77 avg rating — 2,068 ratings — published 2004 — 21 editions
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Angels Burning

3.92 avg rating — 1,823 ratings — published 2016 — 17 editions
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One of Us

3.57 avg rating — 1,900 ratings — published 2014 — 14 editions
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Sister Mine

3.65 avg rating — 1,857 ratings — published 2007 — 19 editions
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“She hated her job the same way I hated my jobs because she knew she was worth more, but she also hated herself so there wasn't much point in trying to do better.”
Tawni O'Dell, Back Roads

“ A man spends his whole life trying to prove his worth to others. A woman spends her life trying to prove her worth to herself.”
Tawni O'Dell, Sister Mine

“I wanted to end it now, like a bad TV show turned off in the middle.”
Tawni O'Dell, Back Roads

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Grace Rose Not to be redundant or anything (see Deb-oh's comment), but I love your books! Just "liked" your FB page and wrote a reader's fawning status update about your books :-)


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