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Brunonia Barry

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Brunonia Barry is the New York Times and international best selling author of THE LACE READER, THE MAP OF TRUE PLACES, and THE FIFTH PETAL, which will be released in January 2017. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists’ Colony’s Strnad Fellowship as well as the winner of New England Book Festival’s award for Best Fiction, a People Magazine Pick, and Amazon’s Best of the Month. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in The London Times, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post. She is a regular contributor to Writer Unboxed. Brunonia chairs the Salem Athenaeum’s ...more

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Brunonia Barry I am just starting a new book called Bone Lace which continues the story of The Lace Reader.
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February 21-22, 2014 The Big Book Getaway Mohegan Sun Hotel, Uncasville, CT 06382 I’ll discuss my novels, take questions,and sign books. Celebrate with hundreds of other book lovers! You’ll hear presentations by Debbie Macomber, Sarah Addison Allen, P.J. O’Rourke, Pete Hamill, Eloisa James, Charlotte Rogan and even Dr. Ruth Westheimer! There will also be panel […]
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“There is lace in every living thing: the bare branches of winter, the patterns of clouds, the surface of water as it ripples in the breeze.... Even a wild dog's matted fur shows a lacy pattern if you look at it closely enough.”
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I'll pit my God against your god any day, I say to the Calvinists. It's not their god I'm praying to.... The God I'm praying to is neither male nor female. My God is the one who exists apart from all of men's agendas, the God who takes you away when there is no possible place you can go.”
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“I realize the selfishness of children. We love them, and we revolve around their universe, but they don't revolve around ours.”
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Brunonia Barry Marialyce wrote: "I finished The Lace Reader last night. I must say that you have to continue writing. I loved it! So intricate and the characters were wonderfully eccentric and so likable except for Cal (grrrr!!!)
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Marialyce, My apologies, I somehow missed this for many months. Thank you so much for the kind words. I am working on my third book, and your comment is great motivation especially after a tough writing week. I was named by my maternal grandfather after his alma mater, which was Brown University. Evidently, Brunonia is Brown in latin. He was the family called a "rabid alumnus." It is my middle name which I'm using as a pen name in his honor as he was also my mentor.


Marialyce I finished The Lace Reader last night. I must say that you have to continue writing. I loved it! So intricate and the characters were wonderfully eccentric and so likable except for Cal (grrrr!!!)

PS I also recommended The Map of True Places to my library book club. They eagerly copied down the title and your name.

Curious about your first name. Is it a family name?


Brunonia Barry Elaine wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. I love your books, especially The Lace Reader."

Well, thanks for accepting the request!


Elaine Thanks for the friend request. I love your books, especially The Lace Reader.


Brunonia Barry Marialyce wrote: "I recently finished your Map of True Places and I loved it. It was such a wonderful novel and I loved all the characters you wrote of. I am looking forward to reading The Lace Reader which I now ha..."

Wow, what a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much. That made my day.


Marialyce I recently finished your Map of True Places and I loved it. It was such a wonderful novel and I loved all the characters you wrote of. I am looking forward to reading The Lace Reader which I now have. Thank you for writing a beautiful, intelligent book for those who are dealing with elderly parents while dealing with everyday life issues. Hope there are lots more of your books in the future.


Brunonia Barry pam wrote: "I just received an advance copy of your new book which I am looking forward to reading."

That's so great! Hope you're enjoying the read.


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pam I just received an advance copy of your new book which I am looking forward to reading.


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