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Laurel Saville is the award-winning author of the novels "Beneath the Trees," "North of Here," and "Henry and Rachel," the memoir "Unraveling Anne" and several other books, as well as numerous articles, essays, and short stories, which have appeared in The Bark, The Bennington Review, Elle.com, House Beautiful, the LA Times Magazine, NYTimes.com, Room and many other publications. Laurel has an MFA from the Writing Seminars at Bennington College.

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Laurel Saville It's harder, will take longer, and make you less money than you hope -- most likely, anyway. This is no reason to quit, though! Just be realistic and …moreIt's harder, will take longer, and make you less money than you hope -- most likely, anyway. This is no reason to quit, though! Just be realistic and keep at it. Especially the revising. People sometimes send me their work, and it's pretty clear they don't really want feedback or advice, but are just hoping for connections. If someone takes the time and interest to read your work, pay close attention to their impressions, try and learn from their feedback, and keep editing and improving your work.(less)
Laurel Saville My current work-in-progress is turning out to be rather dramatically different. It's sometime in the sci fi future on a distant planet. The opening sc…moreMy current work-in-progress is turning out to be rather dramatically different. It's sometime in the sci fi future on a distant planet. The opening scene I cut from "North of Here" has shown up in this new novel. In this case, the snowmobile ride and the blue light in the windows starts my young protagonist on a journey that goes farther than I ever imagined I could take one of my characters.(less)
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North of Here

3.60 avg rating — 3,423 ratings — published 2016 — 6 editions
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Unraveling Anne

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Henry and Rachel

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Beneath the Trees

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Postmortem

4.45 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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How Much Living Can You Buy?

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“EVERY MORNING, I wake up feeling older by so much more than a mere twenty-four hours. I open my eyes and everything seems blurry, as if I am encased”
Laurel Saville, Henry and Rachel

“I wondered, not for the first time, how it was that bad people came from good people, and good people came from bad people, and why we bother to try to understand the difference.”
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“I couldn’t just bury the ugly parts of my past without also burying what might be the most important parts of myself.”
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