Caroline Preston

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As a girl growing up in Lake Forest, Illinois, Caroline Preston used to pore through her grandmother’s and mother’s scrapbooks and started collecting antique scrapbooks when she was in high school. She attended Dartmouth College and received a master’s in American Civilization from Brown University. Inspired by her interest in manuscripts and ephemera, she worked as an archivist at the Peabody/Essex Museum and Harvard’s Houghton Library.

Preston is the author of three previous novels. Jackie by Josie, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, was drawn from her (brief) researching stint for a Jackie O. biography. Gatsby’s Girl chronicles F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first girlfriend who was the model for Daisy Buchanan.

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The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt

3.79 avg rating — 32,310 ratings — published 2011 — 9 editions
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Gatsby's Girl

3.54 avg rating — 952 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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The War Bride's Scrapbook

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Jackie by Josie

3.49 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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