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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 som…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)
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Sold on a Monday

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The Edge of Lost

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Letters from Home

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The Pieces We Keep

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Bridge of Scarlet Leaves

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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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The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris
"The insomnia was worse han usual for me. It's 3 a.m., and I have the audiobook player in my hand randomly looking at something to read. I saw Kristia McMorris listed in my collection of audiobooks on the memory card, and I knew if anyone could push b" Read more of this review »
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"Sold on a Monday is a book about desperation, deceit, and unintended consequences. It's also about righting wrongs and healing emotional wounds. Told from the perspectives of two main characters, Ellis Reed and Lily Palmer, it takes the reader deep i" Read more of this review »
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I was fortunate enough to get an early peek for a cover quote and was sucked in from the very first sentence: "In the front row sit the survivors." See what I mean?? My two cents:

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"Thank you Ms. McMorris for writing this story! I loved it from page one to the end. I looked for every opportunity to read it. I will most definitely read more books from this author. I just don’t believe she will be able to match this one. Powerful!"
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“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”
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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?”
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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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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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