J. Courtney Sullivan grew up outside of Boston, attended Smith College, and now lives and dates in Manhattan. She has written for The New York Times, Allure, Tango, and the New York Observer.
J Courtney Sullivan recommends
The Weird Sisters (2011)
"At once hilarious, thought-provoking and poignant, this sparkling and devourable debut explores the roles that we play with our siblings, whether we want to or not. The Weird Sisters is a tale of the complex family ties that threaten to pull us apart, but sometimes draw us together instead."
The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted (2011)
"An absorbing, beautifully written tale about life, death, love, food, and the magic of new possibilities."
The Art of Forgetting (2011)
"This impressive debut is at turns funny, thought provoking, and achingly sad. It is (dare I say it) unforgettable."
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D (2012)
"I loved this bittersweet novel, which manages to be both a compelling mystery and a wise meditation on friendship, marriage and motherhood in an age of great anxiety. Bernier will have you thinking about her characters long after you've turned the final page."
The Magician's Lie (2015)
"A suspenseful and well-researched tale of magic, secrets and betrayal that will keep you guessing until the end."
"Berman is at her most insightful when exploring the awkward unfurling of female adolescence. . . . Perennials is a sharp meditation on the changing female body, and the ways in which such changes are often involuntary and unwanted. . . . [She] skillfully captures the details and rituals of camp."
Oliver Loving (2018)
Stefan Merrill Block
"Stefan Merrill Block has a masterful understanding of family dynamics. He writes with authority about the power of secrets, shared history and how tragedy shapes lives. The result is a haunting, bittersweet, addictive novel that will keep you wondering until the very end."
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