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Rebecca Rasmussen

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in Highland Park, Illinois, The United States
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I am the author of the novels Evergreen (forthcoming from Knopf) and The Bird Sisters (Crown), but I am also a mother, wife, teacher, pie baker, nature swooner, birder, lover of all things old...

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I am so pleased to announce that, so far, Evergreen is going to be published in France and Norway! I am particularly excited to dust off my college textbooks and test my French out!  Thank you, Mercure de France and Pantagruel.

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"Unique setting and characters, wonderful writing! This is great literary fiction, but I wouldn't recommend it to someone who would have a hard time reading about mistreated children. Very plot-driven, with almost all the ends tied up at the finish.
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“Life and death- what paltry words, what tarnished bookends,what unjust summation for drawing breath one moment and failing to release it the next.”
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“Once a bird had lost his ability to fly, not much else could be done in the way of mending him. Losing a wing was a little like losing a leg and the freedom of movement, of spirit, it granted you; most people could live without the former but not the latter.”
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“These are the days when birds come back, a very few, a Bird or two, to take a backward look.”
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Darren "Lover of all things old" awesome. Feel free to visit my poetry website sometime. http://www.theskyinsideyou.com


message 5: by Gary

Gary Revel Thank you REBECCA:

It's great to have you as a friend. My memoir, TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT is now at Barnes and Noble.

It includes details of my birth in Alabama, youth, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record THEY SLEW THE DREAMER about the MLK assassination.

Paperback and Nook Book
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Rebecca Rasmussen Hi Sarah! I am so excited to come! We are at my parents' house in Spring Green and we will be leaving shortly. So excited! Thank you for your kindness!


Pamela Hi Rebecca...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


Rebecca Rasmussen I'll definitely put them on my list! Congrats on your new publication!xoxox


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for befriending this mystery author on Goodreads! Looks like we're both going to have a release about the same time--my Deadly Currents book comes out in March, 2011. I hope you'll put my existing books, A Real Basket Case and To Hell in a Handbasket, on your to-read list. If you'd like to enter a contest for a free copy of To Hell in a Handbasket, sign up for my email newsletter at: http://bethgroundwater.com/ .
- Beth


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