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Kristina McMorris

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KRISTINA MCMORRIS is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her novels have garnered more than two dozen literary awards and nominations, including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA’s RITA® Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. Inspired by true personal and historical accounts, her works of fiction have been published by Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Kensington Books. Her forthcoming novel, Sold on a Monday (Sourcebooks Landmark, 8-28-18), follows her widely praised The Edge of Lost, The Pieces We Keep, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, and Letters from Home. Additionally, her novellas are featured in the anthologies A Winter Wonderland and Grand Central. Prior to her writing career, Kristina hos ...more

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Kristina McMorris Hi, Mich! How nice of you to ask. Believe me, I can't wait to share the next story with you too. After writing The Edge of Lost, I decided to take…moreHi, Mich! How nice of you to ask. Believe me, I can't wait to share the next story with you too. After writing The Edge of Lost, I decided to take some time off. The constant kid/life/deadline juggle was taking its toll, and I really needed to step away and take a breath. And I'm so glad I did! I'm finally back to working hard on a new historical novel (this one again set in the 1930s) and am thoroughly enjoying writing again. I'll be SO excited to share more soon! :) (less)
Kristina McMorris I would say that when you're ready, lower your defenses and welcome input from other readers and writers -- yet treat those suggestions like a…moreI would say that when you're ready, lower your defenses and welcome input from other readers and writers -- yet treat those suggestions like a cafeteria line menu: pick and choose what works for you. Don't let anyone edit out the uniqueness of your voice. (less)
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The Edge of Lost

3.83 avg rating — 5,108 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Letters from Home

3.82 avg rating — 2,544 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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The Pieces We Keep

3.81 avg rating — 2,351 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

3.87 avg rating — 1,951 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Sold on a Monday

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BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: As the American daughter of a Japanese immigrant father and Caucasian mother, I'm excited to share a sneak peek of my forthcoming novel, BRIDGE OF SCARLET LEAVES. The story features a violinist named Maddie Kern, who secretly elopes with her Japanese American boyfriend -- the night before Pearl Harbor is bombed. Refusing to be separated from her husband, Maddie dares to voluntarily live in an internment camp. When her husband, Lane, enlists in a secret branch of the U.S. Army to prove his allegiance to America, every character will uncover the truth of those they label "the enemy," while learning where their deepest loyalties lie. (Reading group guide and Asian-fusion recipes included in the book!)
LETTERS FROM HOME (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Inspired by my grandparents' courtship, LETTERS FROM HOME is a WWII love story featuring a Midwestern infantryman who falls deeply in love through a yearlong letter exchange, unaware that the girl he's writing to isn't the one replying. Woven around this tenuous thread are the stories of three female friends whose journeys toward independence take unexpected turns as a result of romance, tragedy, and deception, their repercussions heightened by an era of the unknown. (Reading group guide and 1940s recipes included in the book!)

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Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
" Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review.

When struggling journalist Ellis Reed sees two children at the side of the road wearing a sign stating simply CHILDREN FOR..." Read more of this review »
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"This is my second book by McMorris and I'll definitely be checking out the others! Sold on a Monday grabs you from the first glance at the cover all the way to the Author's Notes at the end. An excellent tale of desperate times and righting wrongs..." Read more of this review »
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“The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.”
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“It’s odd, isn’t it? People die every day and the world goes on like nothing happened. But when it’s a person you love, you think everyone should stop and take notice. That they ought to cry and light candles and tell you that you’re not alone.”
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“Life is too short not to say how you feel to the people you love.”
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“Life is too short not to say how you feel to the people you love.”
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“Were prayers of murderers, when fighting on the “right side” of the war, ever heard—let alone answered?”
Kristina McMorris, Letters from Home

“It’s odd, isn’t it? People die every day and the world goes on like nothing happened. But when it’s a person you love, you think everyone should stop and take notice. That they ought to cry and light candles and tell you that you’re not alone.”
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“In seven days God had created the Earth. In a single day mankind had turned it upside down.”
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“The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.”
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Kristina McMorris I'm so glad you loved them!


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Susan I read Grand Central and loved all the stories!!


Kristina McMorris Oh, wonderful! Good luck with the move -- that part is never much fun. And yep, the new book is almost done. Yay! Just got the cover and I love it so much I can hardly stand it. Will share soon! So nice to hear from you. Wishing you happy holidays too! :)


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Susan We are moving back to your side!!! Done living in the sticks!! I see you have a new book coming out!! YAY!!!!! Happy Holidays!!


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