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Lauren was born in New York but became the gal she is today in Baltimore, Maryland. She likes to think that the water fountains at St. Matthew School that inspired Tom Clancy were the same that inspired her, but in all likelihood it was the blacktop playground where every child born before municipal parks became fashionable, learned to fight and dream.

After graduating from Baltimore Polytechnic High School with no hopes of ever becoming an engineer, Lauren graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan Law School, distinguishing herself as a lover of baggy sweatshirts and bottles of Snapple. She practiced law in New York, D.C. and Maryland before giving what was left of herself to raising her two children. Afte
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Average rating: 3.84 · 618 ratings · 144 reviews · 1 distinct work · Similar authors
'Til the Well Runs Dry
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More of Lauren's books…
“Don't pretend like you know me 'cause you shook some neighborhood tree and got a li'l rotten fruit.”
Lauren Francis-Sharma, 'Til the Well Runs Dry

“Around the corner from happiness, sadness is sitting on the porch”
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“She wore a loose, yellow cotton, sleeveless dress that tickled her knees.”
Lauren Francis-Sharma, 'Til the Well Runs Dry: A Novel

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