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Lesley Kagen

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Lesley Kagen is a mother of two, a grandmother of two, an actress, celebrated public speaker, essayist, and the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including her newest, THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY, which will be released in January 2017. She lives in a charming small town in Wisconsin in a hundred-fifty-year-old farm house with her dog, Gracie.

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Thank you so much for loving the O'Malley girls! Not sure when I'll get back to them and their hijinks, but you might like THE…more
Morning, Dana,

Thank you so much for loving the O'Malley girls! Not sure when I'll get back to them and their hijinks, but you might like THE UNDERTAKING OF TESS, until I do. It's a story of two sisters, too, the Finley girls, set during the same time period and just a few miles away from where Troo and Sally live. (I have a sneaking suspicion they all might bump into one another one of these days.) I'm also writing a story called THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY, which features the Finley sisters. Sort of a cross between WHISTLING IN THE DARK and one of Alan Bradley's wonderful Flavia du Luce books. A quasi mystery full of nostalgia.

Thanks so much for rooting for me! So appreciated!

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☼♄Jülie  Hi Lesley, Nice to meet you, thank you for the friend invite. Looks like I might have some more reading material to catch up on? ;D


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