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Hannah Tinti

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Hannah Tinti grew up in Salem, Massachusetts, and is co-founder and editor-in-chief of One Story magazine. Her short story collection, ANIMAL CRACKERS, has sold in sixteen countries and was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her first novel, THE GOOD THIEF, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, recipient of the American Library Association's Alex Award, and winner of the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize. Hannah's new novel, THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY was published in March 2017 by The Dial Press.

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12 Lives named one of the Best Novels of the decade

Paste Magazine ranked The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley #32 out of the top 40 novels of the past decade:


“Nine years after her debut novel, The Good Thief, was published, Hannah Tinti released another masterpiece. The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley explores a captivating father-daughter relationship, weaving the pair’s saga through two narrative timelines. The first follows a young girl named Loo

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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
"4,5 stars! Review of a different edition.

Samuel Hawley is a single father with a mysterious background, 12 bullet wounds, each with their own story to tell, and a dangerous past coming back to haunt him.

His young daughter Loo wants to discover the t" Read more of this review »
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
"LOVED this book ! What an adventure ! Absolutely loved Hawley, so complex a character and Loo was much the same.
So much story here and Tinti did an awesome job of telling it in a unique and interesting way. "
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"GNab I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Hannah Tinti, and Random House Publishing Group - Dial Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all, for sharing your hard work with me.

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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley will be categorized as "adult" in bookstores. Although it does feature a teen protagonist, Loo--a girl who ages from 12-17 throughout the book. My last novel, The Good Thief, was also an adult book that ended up "cro See Full Answer
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“Everything breaks if you hit it hard enough.”
Hannah Tinti, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley

“When death comes, she said, all that matters is this: to be next to one another. My mother was wearing a silk dress, and as she pressed her fingers into his, all of my father's adventures and hard living melted away. He knew that he had met the woman he would love until he couldn't love anymore.”
Hannah Tinti, The Good Thief

“Is that what you wanted to hear?"
"No."
The man reached over, took hold of the lantern and blew it out. Night enveloped the barn. "Well," he said at last to the darkness between them, "that's when you know it's the truth.”
Hannah Tinti, The Good Thief

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