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Curtiss Ann Matlock

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Curtiss Ann Matlock is the author of thirty-eight books and short stories. With over 7 million copies in print worldwide, her books have earned rave reviews, spots on the USA TODAY bestseller list and numerous awards.

Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, into a family of avid readers, Curtiss Ann began reading before entering first grade and was writing vignettes while still in elementary school. Her writing career began in her early thirties, with publication of two small, warm-hearted articles about her life, for which she received a total of $100. She was so enthused at this success that she immediately started writing her first novel. She also enrolled in the professional writing program at the University of Oklahoma, studying under t
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In the past days, I have had friends tell me of heartbreaking losses in their lives. One experienced the death of a precious cat, another told of having lost her wedding photos in a flood, and yet another family I know lost a barn and contents to a fire. Many of us at this moment have lost jobs and income, loved ones, abilities, plans and dreams. There is scarcely

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Great characterizations. People with heart and complexity. Kept me intrigued until the end. Truly captured the era and p!ace of Oklahoma.
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I am these days a persnickity reader. This book have me a number of hours of good reading fun. The characters became real for me, and I was right there with them. A book about seniors being adventurous is rare, loves the p!it and th
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“Foolishness is the human condition, and exactly what God handles best.”
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“We carry on. We have ourselves and we carry on- in spite of our losses and mistakes and women, I think, have more than most. We are good secret-keepers. We can tie weights to out guilt and passions, and hatred and deceitfulness, and let them sink down, so that you'd never know they existed at all. But we know. I can count all mine.”
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“Gratitude isn't a tool to manipulate the universe or God. It's a way to acknowledge our faith that everything happens for a reason even if we don't know what that reason is. ~Melody Beattie, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact, pg. 34.”
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“All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.”
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“I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn’t write anything without hope in it. ~ Oscar Hammerstein”
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“Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself...do not be disheartened by your imperfections, but always rise up with fresh courage.”
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