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Sara Gran

USA flag (b.1971)

Sara Gran is the author of the novels Dope, Come Closer, and Saturn's Return to New York, in addition to many stories, pamphlets, missives, et cetera. Before making a living as a writer, Ms. Gran had endless jobs, primarily with books, working at Manhattan bookstores like Shakespeare & Co, The Strand, and Housing Works, and selling used & rare books on her own. Born in Brooklyn in 1971, Ms. Gran has lived in many interesting and crime-ridden places She now resides in the state of California.

Genres: Mystery, Horror

Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (2012) : City of the Dead

Sara Gran recommends
Girl Waits With Gun (2015)
(Kopp Sisters, book 1)
Amy Stewart
"Engaging, lively, and substantive, 'Girl Waits with Gun' is a perfect mystery, and the Kopp sisters are my new best friends. Amy Stewart writes about crime as well as she writes about plants and poisons. I loved this book, and will be first in line for the next installment."
Silent City (2016)
(Pete Fernandez, book 1)
Alex Segura
"Silent City is a noir page-turner I couldn't put down, a race through the Miami tourists don't see. I loved the book, and can't wait for the next one. Alex Segura is a writer to watch."
The Lonely Witness (2018)
William Boyle
"In The Lonely Witness, William Boyle has created a classic noir and a classic of Brooklyn. I loved this character, this world, and this book. Boyle has written a slim, unputdownable book that gets into every dark corner in the outskirts of Brooklyn, a world no one knows better. Gravesend and the rest of outer, unknown, still-mysterious Brooklyn shine in this compulsively readable thriller."
Curious Toys (2019)
Elizabeth Hand
"When great artists meet -- in this case Henry Darger and Elizabeth Hand -- extraordinary things happen. For years Elizabeth Hand has been the supreme writer's writer, an inside secret among those in the know. With Curious Toys, Elizabeth Hand confirms her place as one of the great writers of our era. This book is exactly what you want to read -- absorbing, intelligent, bold. As the author says, only a girl would be so brave."
Ruin (2022)
Cara Hoffman
"RUIN is a collection of ten jewels, each multi-faceted and glittering, to be experienced with awe and joy. Cara Hoffman has seen a secret world right next to our own, just around the corner, and written us a field guide to what she's found. I love this book."

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