J. Courtney Sullivan

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J. Courtney Sullivan is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Commencement, Maine, The Engagements, and Saints For All Occasions. Maine was named a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine, and a Washington Post Notable Book for 2011. The Engagements was one of People Magazine’s Top Ten Books of 2013 and an Irish Times Best Book of the Year. It is soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon and distributed by Fox 2000, and it will be translated into 17 languages. Saints For All Occasions, was named one of the ten best books of the year by the Washington Post, a New York Times Critic’s Pick for 2017, and a New England Book Award nominee. Her fifth novel, Friends and Strangers, will be published in June 2020. C ...more

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Maine

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Saints for All Occasions

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The Engagements

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“Women leave their marriages when they can't take any more. Men leave when they find someone new.”
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“She thought about him all the time - not so much about Doug the individual, but rather about the nature of love, and the shock of learning how quickly it could disappear.”
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“We don't always do the things our parents want us to do, but it is their mistake if they can't find a way to love us anyway.”
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106730 Why Writers Write About Maine - Tuesday, July 9th — 315 members — last activity May 07, 2018 03:41PM
Why is Maine a place writer’s love writing about? Join us on Tuesday, July 9th for a chat with these four writers who talk about why Maine was or is a ...more



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