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Lisa Tucker is the author of six novels: The Winters in Bloom, coming this September; The Song Reader, Shout Down the Moon, Once Upon a Day, The Cure for Modern Life, and The Promised World.

Her books have been published in twelve countries and selected for Borders Original Voices, Book of the Month Club, the Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, People magazine Critic’s Choice, Redbook Book Club, Amazon Book of the Year, Barnes & Noble Reading Group program, Target “Breakout” Books, Books A Million Fiction Club, the American Library Association Popular Paperbacks, the Indie Next list and the Book Sense Reading Group Suggestions.

She grew up in Missouri, and has lived in Philadelphia and Santa Fe, NM. She has graduate degrees in both English a
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Did You Hear The One About My Mother In Law?

The last time she visited, she was already sick. When she left, I walked around my house in a daze, inhaling the smells. In the kitchen, the odors from the supper she’d insisted on making the night before: salty grease from the fried chicken and okra, sticky sweetness from the strawberries and marshmallow yams. In the bathroom, the clean tang of her Avon astringent and body cream. And in the guest Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 21, 2009 00:00
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Once Upon a Day

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The Song Reader

3.45 avg rating — 2,453 ratings — published 2003 — 19 editions
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The Cure for Modern Life

3.33 avg rating — 1,302 ratings — published 2008 — 23 editions
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The Winters in Bloom

3.28 avg rating — 1,144 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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The Promised World

3.27 avg rating — 998 ratings — published 2009 — 14 editions
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Shout Down the Moon

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Agoraphobics in Love

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Looking for an Exit: From P...

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Honey, You’ll Think You’Re ...

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“Yesterday when I got off the bus, I walked to your taxicab first. I was attracted to the black-and-white squares along the roof and the bright green paint, but otherwise, there wasn’t any reason for my choice, was there?”
“No,” he said.
“Was there a reason that you were at the bus station rather than somewhere else in the city?”
“I guess not.”
“This is the charming coincidence. When things in the world that are unconnected suddenly connect, and a pattern emerges.”
He exhaled. “But what if the pattern wasn’t what you’d call charming?”
“It’s not the pattern that’s charming,” she said. “It’s that there is a pattern at all.”
Lisa Tucker, Once Upon a Day

“I’m not talking about the place filled with flames. I mean the hell the world is when cruelty doesn’t have a reason. When suffering is unrelenting and unrelieved by love.”
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“Off course, if Steven had a wife in the attic, like Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre, that, I thought, would be another matter entirely. But the very idea made me laugh. His building had no attic, and his one small closet couldn't even hold a skeleton. It was too packed with clothes, his and mine.”
Lisa Tucker, Once Upon a Day
tags: humor, love

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message 1: by Kevin

Kevin Has everyone read Lisa Tucker's outstanding article in the NEW YORK TIMES (8/22/11) on being diagnosed with a brain aneurysm while writing THE WINTERS IN BLOOM and how she postponed surgery until she'd finished the manuscript?

She writes: "I wanted to finish my novel. If anything, this goal had become urgent now that I knew this might be the last book I would ever write. I was fascinated by the way the book was changing as I went through all this. Though the novel I was writing had nothing to do with my aneurysm, the story kept surprising me as it became more optimistic, more engaged with the beauty of life. I changed the title from "The House of Doubt" to "The Winters in Bloom."

Check out the outstanding article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/hea...


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