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Terri-Lynne DeFino

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Terri-Lynne DeFino was born and raised in New Jersey, but escaped to the wilds of Connecticut back in the nineties when her kids were babies and everyone wore flannel. She still lives in rural New England with her cats and husband, spending her days exorcising the people and places living inside her head.

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The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers by Terri-Lynne DeFino
"Beautifully written, charming, engaging, whimsical, the reader often needs to suspend belief to willingly step into this world within a world within a world. Realistic? Sometimes. Believable? Always! The author has created a story with characters..." Read more of this review »
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"The title of this book is not wrong, but it gave me a bit of pause. It sounded as though this book could be a whimsical book about old people in a retirement home. That is not what this book is. It is a rich story of elderly writers and others who..." Read more of this review »
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"An old writer and several similarly situated colleagues live out their final days in a plush retirement home. But, are they really sapped of all imagination, of all of their spark? And can a disfigured, soulful orderly be the muse they need? I tho..." Read more of this review »
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Louisa has experienced more than her fair share of tragedy in recent years. Living alone with her chickens, cat, and the wild critters wandering around her rural home, she's had enough. It's time to fight back. She has come up with A Plan.

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“A book is like a woman. She should leave your bed with her hair tangled and her clothes on backward. A book without creases is a book that has never known passion.”
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“There are many yesterdays. With any luck, many tomorrows. But there's only one today. Don't fuck it up.”
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“Olivia's heart pittered. A blank page. A pen in hand. Was there anything as exciting? The endless possibilities, the potential for beauty, even genius, waiting for that breath of life.”
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