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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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Average rating: 3.43 · 4,429 ratings · 947 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Bird Sisters

3.28 avg rating — 3,353 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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Evergreen

3.89 avg rating — 1,076 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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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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April 2011, Rebecca Rasmussen
"In the novel The Bird Sisters, two spinsters recall the fateful 1947 summer that turned their lives upside down. Rasmussen shares an image of her muse—her grandmother." ...More

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Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen
"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..." Read more of this review »
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""Every time you think you need to hold on, let go.""
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"I loved this multigenerational book. The women faced unbelievable hardships, but never gave up in their survival."
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"It’s no surprise to anyone who knows me that novels with natural settings are my ‘thing.’ The title of this book alone suggests an outdoorsy feel. The wonderful pine trees stamped on the book jacket, the bird … they speak volumes. Yet this book is..." Read more of this review »
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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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“This book I'm reading says if you want to be as thin as a stalk of celery, then that's what you should be eating. I'm not sure I want to look like celery, but I know I don't want to look like a biscuit.”
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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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“Life and death- what paltry words, what tarnished bookends,what unjust summation for drawing breath one moment and failing to release it the next.”
Rebecca Rasmussen, The Bird Sisters

“This book I'm reading says if you want to be as thin as a stalk of celery, then that's what you should be eating. I'm not sure I want to look like celery, but I know I don't want to look like a biscuit.”
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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


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


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


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!


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
Links to more Jongleur books and book sellers.


message 6: by Marco

Marco "Lover of all things old" awesome. Feel free to visit my poetry website sometime. http://www.theskyinsideyou.com


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