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3 Things I’m Doing on Pub Day Eve

The Ramblers hits shelves TOMORROW. To prepare, I’m doing a few things. 1. I’m re-reading the book. To remember the details of the story. Yes, I wrote it, but it’s been some time since I’ve immersed myself in the world…

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ADR Friday Loves 02.05.16

i’m loving… … this How to Raise a Creative Child. … these bookish Valentines. … this book of quotes. … this literary feed. … this page-turner. … these vintage sneaks. … this Holepunch tote. … this good news for overthinking…

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Crossing to Safety… Finally

I started reading Wallace Stegner’s Crossing to Safety several years ago. I downloaded it on my then-new iPad Mini and read only the first several chapters. The strange thing is that I remember loving what I read, marveling at Stegner’s…

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8 Things @ 8 Days Until Publication

Monday morning. February 1, 2016. 5:16am. I sit here, at my kitchen island, at the beginning of a brand new month. It’s quiet. I sip coffee and look around at the trappings of real life. Unopened mail. Avocados that have…

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A Happier Hour with Sophie McManus & Helen Ellis

On Monday night, I had the privilege of hosting authors Sophie McManus and Helen Ellis for a Happier Hour Literary Salon here in my home. It was a robust crowd despite the wintry weather; we were all eager to hear…

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The Ramblers – Upcoming Events & Advance Buzz!

My new novel The Ramblers hits shelves in two weeks, and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and support so far—it means the world to me. Here is more…

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ADR Friday Loves 01.22.16

i’m loving… … this Happy Hour Without the Booze. … this small, powerful new novel. … this letter. … these sneaks. … these words on kindness. … this dish. … this Gossip. … this wisdom. … this little dress. ……

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How are you doing?

Last night, after we tucked the girls into bed, Husband looked up from his perch on the couch and met my eye and asked me a question. How are you doing?  An iteration of the question all of us get…

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ADR Friday Loves 01.15.16

i’m loving… … this book. … these Ladies of Leisure. … & these Warrior Women. … these stories. … this restaurant. … this movie. … this dress. … these jumpsuits. … this Obama as Literary Critic. … these soups. ……

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Everyone Should Read This Book

If the weight of mortality does not grow lighter, does it at least get more familiar? (Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air) I read a lot. If there were more hours in the day, I would read even more. Reading…

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