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Laura Moriarty

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Laura Moriarty earned a degree is social work before returning for her M.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Kansas. She was the recipient of the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. She currenly lives with her daughter in Lawrence, Kansas, and is at work on her next novel.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction
Laura Moriarty recommends
Orchids and Stone (2016)
Lisa Preston
"A heroine readers will love and root for in this fast-paced, gripping read."
The Lost Family (2018)
Jenna Blum
"I was spellbound from the start of The Lost Family. The writing is so smart and empathetic and I think what will stay with me the most are the characters, who on the surface embody glamour and verve, but who are in fact all striving to find happiness under a legacy of devastating loss. This is a dazzling novel of great compassion, honestly reckoning with the time-and-place-spanning ripple effect of great pain as well as love."
The Air You Breathe (2018)
Frances de Pontes Peebles
"I was captivated by this narrator's voice—wise with years of secrets, disappointments, and burning proximity to so much heat and light. And what a story she has to tell: an aching reminiscence of lives entwined by music, friendship, and longing. Vivid and unforgettable."
Atomic Love (2020)
Jennie Fields
"The smart, warmhearted, and haunted heroine at the center of Atomic Love is just one of the complex characters that enrich this imaginative page-turner. Field’s sharp eye for detail never slows the action, but sensuously immerses the reader in time and place."

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