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Danielle Teller

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Danielle Teller (formerly Morse, née Dyck) grew up in Canada, where she and her two brothers were raised by the best parents in the world. As a child, she was a bookworm who dreamed of being a writer, but she chickened out and went to medical school instead. In 1994, she moved temporarily to America, and she has been living temporarily in America ever since.

Danielle attended Queen’s University during her undergraduate years, and she received her medical training at McGill University, Brown University and Yale University. She has held faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard University, where she investigated the origins of chronic lung disease and taught in the medical intensive care unit.

In 2013, Danielle quit her job
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Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier
Jar of Hearts
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I read this book on a recommendation from the brilliant Liese Schwarz (and, as a bonus, the author is Canadian!) For an escapist read, the writing is high quality—atmospheric and engaging without being show offy. I was sucked into the story from the ...more
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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
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I knew nothing about this book going in except that the Goodreads community loves it, and I must say, I feel that I'm missing something that tens of thousands of other people appreciated. It was interesting (and incredibly depressing) to learn more a ...more
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The Possible World by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz
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I just want to hug this book. Reading books that have been deemed to be “works of genius” can be like powering through a giant plate of cold boiled spinach. You have to force yourself to go on because you think it must be good for you. Reading page-t ...more
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Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Before We Were Yours
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This was a propulsive read; I thought that the central mystery was cleverly set up and engaging. The writing is a little uneven and the story is sometimes trite, but I appreciated all of the details about the life of a river gypsy. The narrators on t ...more
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Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue
Slammerkin
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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
A Gentleman in Moscow
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The word I associate most with this novel and its protagonist is "avuncular." It is wholesome and full of gentle, old-timey humor. It is more a portrait of a place and time than a story, but I'm glad that I persevered to the lovely ending. The charac ...more
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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
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A dreamy, highly recursive narrative written by a master. The plot meanders like a lazy river for the first half of the book but pulled me along more quickly toward the end... The main character is a meanderer too; I'm not sure that I ever understood ...more
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The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
The Perfect Mother
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I probably should give up reading suspense novels, because I usually end up feeling cranky. This was a well-crafted story that was empathetic toward new mothers while still poking fun. It was a propulsive read, and the ending took me by surprise, whi ...more
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The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Power
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As speculative fiction, I LOVED this book. There were several moments when I had chills, recognizing my own feminine behaviors in the men in the story. I also felt a visceral connection with the characters who developed "the power." This is the best ...more
More of Danielle's books…
“Compelling fiction often obscures the humble truth.”
Danielle Teller, All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother

“Being strong does not disqualify you from being beautiful.”
Danielle Teller, All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother

“I no longer believe that people are born without virtue. It gets beaten out. Misfortune threshes our souls as a flail threshes wheat, and the lightest parts of ourselves are scattered to the wind.”
Danielle Teller, All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother




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