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Laurie Frankel

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Laurie Frankel lives in Seattle with her husband, her three-year-old son, her border collie, and many, many books. She's an East coaster originally, a fact people often guess before she's even opened her mouth. Her second novel, Goodbye For Now, comes out August 7, 2012 in the U.S.  The film has been optioned and translation rights have sold in 27 territories. Laurie was just named one of ten women to watch in 2012. She is a proud core member of the Seattle7Writers. Her first novel, The Atlas of Love, came out in August 2010, so August seems to be her month. Until last June, she was teaching writing, literature, and gender studies at the college level. Now she is thrilled, honored, grateful, and occasionally terrified to be writing full-time. It's quite something.

Genres: Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
January 2024

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   The Atlas of Love (2010)
   Goodbye for Now (2012)
   This Is How It Always Is (2017)
   One Two Three (2021)
   Family Family (2024)
Laurie Frankel recommends
A Wild and Heavenly Place (2024)
Robin Oliveira
"A fascinating history too seldom told. Robin Oliveira's words have changed the way I see home, what came before, and what has been here all along."
Mrs. Quinn's Rise to Fame (2024)
Olivia Ford
"Olivia Ford has written a moving, uncommon coming-of-age story, and if the age Mrs. Quinn is coming of is a few decades older than usual, it's all the more uplifting and empowering for it. I loved the insider's look into a reality TV show and the delicious descriptions of all the bakes, but it's the love stories at the center of this novel that so beautifully rise."
We Must Not Think of Ourselves (2023)
Lauren Grodstein
"We Must Not Think of Ourselves is one of those rare books - beautifully written, seamlessly constructed, quietly devastating - that manages to tell an old story in a new way with no pyrotechnics beyond perfect storytelling, including an ending that will stay with me always. It is far and away my favorite novel of the year, of many years, and I know I will be recommending it to readers forevermore."

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