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message 1: by Linda (new)

Linda | 38 comments I highly recommend Girls of Tender Age: A Memoir by Mary Ann Tirone Smith. While I didn't grow up in Hartford, (grew up in NH) I loved this book. IT was witty, humorous at times and well written. Linda


message 2: by Marc (new)

Marc A. | 11 comments Jenny...Wally Lamb's books are set in fictional Connecticut towns. Many of the locales are actual places though.


message 3: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments This year I read these Ct authors

1. Green, Jane Swapping Lives lives Westport, Ct
2. Olsen, Karen E The Missing INk lives N. Haven, CT
3. Proulx, Annie Accordian Crims b Norwich, CT


message 4: by Ellen (new)

Ellen (EllenMcCabe) | 1 comments Jenny, I believe I heard about these books with Ct settings on NPR. They are on my to-read list: Pushing Up Daisies by Rosemary Harris, a part-time CT resident, is the first of a series of gardening themed mysteries.

The Legend of the Seahawk by Adele Clagget, is also set in CT.

I hope to get to them soon. (P.S. Hi to Linda from a fellow Orange resident!)


message 5: by Linda (new)

Linda | 38 comments now my curiosity is peaked Ellen!!


message 6: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments Some of the Ct authors I have put together:

Dodie Milardo Westbrook
Mika Brzezinski Branford andHartford
Binnie Klein works New Haven
Katherine Sugg Central Ct Coll English prof
Eileen Kaplan Bozrah
Bridie Clark w, Hartford The Overnight Socialite and Because she can
Judy L. Mandel Replacement Child
Arthuyr Wiknik Higgannum
Dr. Lisa Sanders of Yale Every patient tells a story asst clinical professor at Yale
Chalres Presad
Philip Roth
Barbara Bradford Taylor prob in NY
Erica Johng Fairfield CTy
Va Hale Hartford
Catherine Gibson Bristol thru Sophia's Eyes
Abbott, Tony Trumbull
Adams, Jane Newington
Adams, John Enfield
Dick, Allen TRumbull
Alexander, Elaine Colchester
Aller, Susan Biven Storrs
Antle, Nancy Est Haven
Appel, Allen New Haven
Archer, Carol Susan
De Beuvioir, Simone
Avocado, Lori Meriden
Atkins, Charles Woodbury mystery
Barsham, Lisa Greenwich YA
Basch, Rachel Newtown
Baskin, NOra Weston YA
Bass, Mary Beth Ridgefield website
Bechard, Gorman Hamden website
Bostwick, Marie Thomaston
Boyle, Doe Madison childrens
Boybntibm Sandra Lakeville
Brigs, JP Danbury
Bradfield, Scott Storrs
Brazatiid, Peter Harwinton
Broach, Elise Easton YA
Brodski, Daniella Middletown
Buckley, Roger Coventry I got tired an donly looked for Milford
Christian, Zeta Manchester
Coffey, Jan Watertown mystery
Cornwell Patricia has home in Greenwich
Crossland, roger Lee fairfield Mystery
Feriss, Lucy w. Htfd
**********Green, Jane Westport
Haddam, Jane Litchfield
LEngle, Madilyn Goshen
Lawson, Robert Westport
Mattison, Alice New Haven or Hamden
Newman, Joe Milford Freeman's oath
Olsen Karen N. Haven Mystery new A Tattoo Shop Mystery
Prasad, Chandra Hamden Beneath the Sky Amalia Earhart
********Rice, Luann E. Lyme
**********Rose, M J Greenich thrillers
Smith, Dan Clinton mystery
Speart, Jessica Easton mystry
Lamb, Wally Ashford
Smith, Mary-Ann Tirone Girls of Tender Age M sm and paper
Wallace, Carla Victoria Hamden
Milford
Barron, Sandra Rodriguex
Henry Dana Rotman

Smith, Tirone East Haven
Susan Lombardi (Deadmistress), Carole B. Shmurak (Author) Central Ct
Cassie Burdette (Final Fore), Roberta Isleib Madison
Annie Seymour (Sacred Cows) Karen Olsen New Haven Herald police reporter
Rachel Porter Mysteir4es (Restless Waters) Jessica Speart Easton Milford has 2 paper
Robert Andrew Parker Salisbury
Beverly Gage, Yale professor
Wally Lamb
Pauline Sokol,
Mika Brzezinski
Nancy Goldstone of Westport The Lady Queen 2006 four queens
Emily Bloom, Durham
Judith Ivy Wethersfield mysteriesMurder on Old Main St, Skeloton in the Closet
Kim Bridgeford prof at Fairfield
Susan Lomba
Lost New Haven with Joe Taylor
Roberta Isleib of Madiosn.
Judy Clemens
Jane Haddam Litchfield Cty
Countess Luanne de Lesseps wote class with the ountess
Speart, Jessica Milford has 2 paperbacks
March 25 - "Sacred Cows" by Karen Olson. New Haven Herald police reporter Annie Seymour investigates the murder of a Yalie who "falls" from a downtown New Haven apartment tower. Danger for Annie ensues.
Annie Seymour investigates the murder of a Yalie who "falls" from a downtown New Haven apartment tower.
April 22 - "Restless Waters" by Jessica Speart. US Fish and Wildlife agent Rachel Porter stumbles into an international illegal exotic reptile smuggling ring and fireworks happen.
Lori Avocado
idgefield Authors

Jessica Auerbach, novelist
Silvio A. Bedini (b.1917), retired Smithsonian Institution curator, author, born and raised in Ridgefield
Howard Fast, novelist
Max Gunther (d. 1998), author
Roger Kahn, author (The Boys of Summer, 1972)
Richard Kluger, author whose works include 1997 Pulitzer winner, Ashes To Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, The Public Health, And The Unabashed Triumph Of Philip Morris
Allan Nevins (1891-1971) the only writer to win the Pulitzer prize for historical biography twice (on Grover Cleveland and Hamilton Fish)
Eugene O'Neill, Nobel Prize-winning playwright, owned "Brook Farm" on North Salem Road from 1922 to 1927
Cornelius J. Ryan (d. 1974), author of A Bridge Too Far
Mark Salzman, author and actor who wrote about the town in his novel, Lost in Place: Growing Up Absurd in Suburbia
Richard Scarry, children's author
Maurice Sendak, author and artist best known for Where the Wild Things Are
Robert Lewis Taylor, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, 1959)
Alvin Toffler, futurist, author
Thomas Walsh (d. 1984), mystery writer
Max Wilk, author
Howard Roughan, author of The Up and Comer and The Promise of a Lie
Bari Wood, author of horror books
Jake Navarro author of "Mogey and Smush"
June

all Milford
Malone, Michaell Four Corners of the Sky
Karas, G. Brian was born in: Milford
Weller, Frances Ward born in: Milford
Hurd, Melville
Wolf, Joan
Miglio, Paige
Smith, Frances L.

Milford my Hometown Hometown Challenge see Connecticut too

Magnuson, Karen Beil born in: Vernon
Stone, Tanya Lee  grew up in: Milford Milford has 2
Weller, Frances Ward born in: Milford Milford has 4
Kerry Newcomb born Milford Milfrod has 5
Daniel Shields resides in Milford, CT, no milf
Sara Miller 2 in Milford sara millers
Karen E. Olsen no M
G. Brian Karas was born in Milford, Connecticut 1 in Milford
** JOAN WOLF - MILFORD see historicals
Cynthia Voight milf has 31
Natasha Wing was born in Milford, Connecticut milford has 5
Jeffrey Toobin M has 3
Carol Ann (Conway) Brown was born in Milford, Connecticut no M
Wynn Miller was born in Milford, Connecticut no M
Miglio, Paige lives in: Milford no M
Melville Hurd, a Milford native
Devorah.Rubin
katherine murphy Woodmont on the sound/ Katherine Krauss Murphy.
Milford / Melville Hurd.
Michael Dooley
Manny Strumpf Murder at the Statue of Liberty
Helen Capin Willism Milford res
DeForet Smith Fristy M re
Florence Zelinski M res


Magnuson, Karen Beil born in: Vernon
Stone, Tanya Lee grew up in: Milford Milford has 2
Weller, Frances Ward born in: Milford Milford has 4
Kerry Newcomb born Milford Milfrod has 5
Daniel Shields resides in Milford, CT, no milf
Sara Miller 2 in Milford sara millers
Karen E. Olsen no M
G. Brian Karas was born in Milford, Connecticut 1 in Milford
** JOAN WOLF - MILFORD see historicals
Cynthia Voight milf has 31
Natasha Wing was born in Milford, Connecticut milford has 5
Jeffrey Toobin M has 3
Carol Ann (Conway) Brown was born in Milford, Connecticut no M
Wynn Miller was born in Milford, Connecticut no M
Miglio, Paige lives in: Milford no M
Melville Hurd, a Milford native
Devorah.Rubin
katherine murphy Woodmont on the sound/ Katherine Krauss Murphy.
Michael Dooley
Manny Strumpf Murder at the Statue of Liberty
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message 7: by Jason (new)

Jason (JasonCT) | 36 comments The Gin Closet by Leslie Jamison

Partially set in Greenwich, CT and the author is a grad student at Yale.


message 8: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments I dont' see a title or an author on this????


Partially set in Greenwich, CT and the author is a grad student at Yale.


message 9: by Jason (new)

Jason (JasonCT) | 36 comments Hmmm I thought I inserted the pic of the book.

The Gin Closet by Leslie Jamison
The Gin Closet


message 10: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments Thanks Jason, I don't see well enough to see anything that microscopic


message 11: by Jason (new)

Jason (JasonCT) | 36 comments No prob. I'll be writing up a review of it today. It was a good read.


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message 13: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments Just finished Linda Howard's new one A Midnight Rainbow, the girlin it is from CT and ends there. Took place in Costa Rica


message 14: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments I am nearly finnished with Catholine Schine's book The Weissmann's of Wetport, CT...kinda of not my type


message 15: by Julian (new)

Julian Stone | 2 comments Can anyone recommend some good books that are about life in Connecticut during the 1940's-1950's. I am particularly interested if they took place among the wealthy in Greenwich, or other affluent cities.


message 16: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments HOw about 1913-4 Bedelia a novel by Vera Caspary

A Good School is a novel by Richard Yates set in 40's at Dorset Academy, Ct a take on Avon Old Farms school

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is a 1946 comedy novel written by Eric Hodgins

Think this is too...The Narrows is a 1953 novel by African American writer Ann Petry.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (1939) is a short story by James Thurber is close to 1940

I remember this one as being inthe 50's The Stepford Wives (CT) by Ira Levin

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates 1950.s

Lindy

also i have posted a list of Ct books on here, so go thru them on google, i am sure you will find a few more.


message 17: by Julian (new)

Julian Stone | 2 comments Thank you, those are some excellent choices. If there are any non-fiction books on the same topic, oral histories etc., I would love to know those titles too. Thank you.


message 18: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments It is not hard, all you have to do is call up google and try a few different wordings and you will find what you are looking for.

Lindy


message 19: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments I am doing a Hometown Challenge this year and have read the following for my city and state since Jan 1

Residents of or born in Milford, CT
1. Juliano, Frank Entr'acte
2. Barron, Sandra Rodriguez Heiress fo Water

set in Ct
1. Roberts, NOra Happy Ever After Greenwich
2. Clark, Mary Higgins I'll be Seeing You set in S. CT
3. Krinsky, Natalie Chloe Does Yale New Haven
4. Brown, Sandra Sisters set in S. CT
5. Woods, Stuart The 2 Dollar Bill Washingon, CT
6. " " Hot Mahogany " and Warren, CT
7. Twain, Mark A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Htfd
8. Osborne, Mary Pope Summer of the Sea Serpent lives Goshen
9. Marzollo, Jean In 1776 born Manchester, CT
10. Woods, Stuart Stragetic Moves
11. Osborne, Mary Pope Carnival at Candlelight F


message 20: by Linda (new)

Linda | 38 comments I'm planning to read an oldie by Mark Twain this month for a f2f discussion next month. It's CT Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Can't believe I never read it. If you've never visited his home in Hartford, don't miss it. OT - the library in Orange is presenting Richard Clark as 'Atticus' on 3/30. He's always a sellout. Linda S./Orange


message 21: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments Last night I finished Wild Grill a book by Patricia Reilly Giif who lives in Weston, CT


message 22: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (Stewartry) Stop, You're Killing Me has a listing of mysteries set in Connecticut. Wow, I don't think I've read any of them...


message 23: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments The Andy Gross books set in Ct are really good, He sometimes writes books for James Patterson, and I love all of his.

Roberts Isleb (can't speell it) of Madison has a great series of mysties.

Lindy


message 24: by Loucindy (new)

Loucindy | 5 comments Villages by John Updike is set in a fictional CT town. Growing Up in Absurd Suburbia is a memoir about growing up in CT. (Although neither of those books really mentions CT all that often.)

Someone told me that there was once a novel set in East Hampton, CT (but "thinly veiled" under another perhaps invented town name). I've never had any luck finding it though.


message 25: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments i just read the only book Cat Urbain of Milfrod wrote called Manuel and the Lobsterman, really cute

Lindy


message 26: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Wally Lamb's "Wishin' and Hopin'" - a Christmas story - takes place in southeastern CT.


message 27: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments I am not sure what is going on this year, but I keep finding Ct authors

Osborne, Mary Pope Blizzard of the Blue Moon Goshen CT
dePaola, Tommie Queen Esther born Meriden, CT


message 28: by Linda (new)

Linda | 38 comments Hi Lindy...was at a book author luncheon fund raiser early this month & Tommie was one of the speakers; he's quite entertaining. Not having grandchildren I never bought any of his books but remember my dear sister talking about Strega Nonna. Ahhh, memories.


message 29: by Rose Ann (new)

Rose Ann | 29 comments I am currently reading Stay With Me
by Sandra Rodriguez Barron

This is the first book I have read that references CT. The author also resides in CT


message 30: by Rose Ann (new)

Rose Ann | 29 comments I've just added The Narrows...thanks for the suggestion!


message 31: by Rose Ann (new)

Rose Ann | 29 comments I just came across this one The Master Plan: A Tommy O'Leary Mystery
My sister-in-law told me about it. We actually went to school with this author.


message 32: by David (new)

David Lentz (WordsworthGreenwich) For the Beauty of the Earth: A Novel
This novel is set in Greenwich.


message 34: by Jacqueline (new)

Jacqueline Lynch | 1 comments My mystery series is set in Connecticut in the late 1940s and early 1950s. First book Cadmium Yellow, Blood Red (http://www.amazon.com/Cadmium-Yellow-...) describes Hartford 1949 and some scenes occur in Wadsworth Atheneum. Second book, Speak Out Before you Die - New Year's Eve 1949-1950, snowbound Hartford mansion. (http://www.amazon.com/Speak-Before-Do...)


message 35: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Barron | 7 comments Hi all. I am a Connecticut author, and my novels feature Connecticut as a bridge to other countries. My first novel, The Heiress of Water, is set in Milford CT and Central America. My second novel, Stay With Me, is set in Branford's Thimble Islands and the Caribbean. Both are published by HarperCollins. The Heiress of Water won the International Latino Book Award and Stay with Me was a finalist for the 2011 Connecticut Book Award. I am now working on a book set in Middletown and France.


message 36: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments I know you ae in Milford, tried to get to the last event u did at the library and was unable t., How about coming again? They just had Joan Wolf. I will get Stay with me at the library tomorrow, I bet you donated them...lol

Lindy


message 37: by Jedah (new)

Jedah Mayberry (JMberry) | 9 comments I'm a bit late to the conversation, but I got here as soon as I could. The Unheralded King of Preston Plains Middle is set in the same sliver of the southeastern part of the state that birthed Wally Lamb's This Much I Know is True, projected some 30-40 years closer to the present. I drew tremendous inspiration seeing the place where I grew up put on the page by Wally Lamb. I sought with KoPPM to give my own take on the place.


message 38: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Skeens (SeeShelle) | 1 comments It's not specifically set in CT, but they travel and stop in Waterbury, CT and mention Hartford, CT. Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) by Lauren Oliver


message 39: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Barron | 7 comments I always have this Connecticut + X setting in my novels. The first was CT + El Salvador, the second CT + Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico, and my novel in progress will be set in CT + Aix-en-Provence France. It will be out in a year or two. Has scenes at UConn.


message 40: by Linda (new)

Linda | 38 comments Going to check out Heiress of Water this week! Sounds good; nice to meet an author Sandra...I live in Orange and am an avid reader!

Sandra wrote: "I always have this Connecticut + X setting in my novels. The first was CT + El Salvador, the second CT + Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico, and my novel in progress will be set in CT + Aix-en-Proven..."


message 41: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Barron | 7 comments Linda wrote: "Going to check out Heiress of Water this week! Sounds good.

We're practically neighbors, Linda. Thanks, I hope you like it! I'm starting an author page on Goodreads soon. Stay tuned.


message 42: by Jedah (new)

Jedah Mayberry (JMberry) | 9 comments A bit of local press in Books New Haven. http://booksnewhaven.wordpress.com/20...


message 43: by Rose Ann (new)

Rose Ann | 29 comments I am currently reading The Longings of Wayward Girls by Karen Brown which is set in CT.


message 44: by Rose Ann (new)

Rose Ann | 29 comments Jedah wrote: "A bit of local press in Books New Haven. http://booksnewhaven.wordpress.com/20..."

Great interview!


message 45: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments Just read Stay with Me by Sandra Rodriguez Barron, pretty good.


message 46: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary O'Brien (rosemaryobrien) | 8 comments May I add my books which are set in West Haven?

Rosemary


message 47: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments This list is for the entire state of Ct, either authors born here, lived her, went to school here or set in CT


message 48: by Rosemary (last edited Mar 14, 2014 04:39PM) (new)

Rosemary O'Brien (rosemaryobrien) | 8 comments Born here, lived here, moved back here and live here now, went to school here. Does that work? LOL Both novels are also set in West Haven, Connecticut.


message 49: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments set in Ct, i mentioned I believe


message 50: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (LindyLee) | 53 comments What is the name ofit, all i saw was Pocket Parks of NYC, never got to NYC

It is a site for CT authors or books set here


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