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J Courtney Sullivan

USA flag (b.1981)

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.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Romance
Non fiction
   Dating Up (2007)
   Click (2010) (with Courtney E Martin)
J Courtney Sullivan recommends
The Weird Sisters (2011)
Eleanor Brown
"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)
Bridget Asher
"An absorbing, beautifully written tale about life, death, love, food, and the magic of new possibilities."
The Art of Forgetting (2011)
Camille Pagán
"This impressive debut is at turns funny, thought provoking, and achingly sad. It is (dare I say it) unforgettable."
The Song Remains the Same (2012)
Allison Winn Scotch
"Funny, poignant, and absorbing."
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D (2012)
Nichole Bernier
"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)
Greer Macallister
"A suspenseful and well-researched tale of magic, secrets and betrayal that will keep you guessing until the end."
The Royal We (2015)
(Royal We, book 1)
Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
"A joy from start to finish. The Royal We is that rare novel that makes you think, makes you cry, and is such fun to read that you'll want to clear your schedule until you've turned the final page. But be warned - Cocks and Morgan have created a world so rich, a romance so compelling, and characters so funny and alive, that you'll be terribly sad to see them go."
Cold Feet (2015)
Amy FitzHenry
"A heartwarming and uproariously funny debut."
Leaving Lucy Pear (2016)
Anna Solomon
"Anna Solomon writes with a poet's reverence for language and a novelist's ability to keep us turning the page. Leaving Lucy Pear is a gorgeous and engrossing meditation on motherhood, womanhood, and the sacrifices we make for love."
The Futures (2017)
Anna Pitoniak
"A compelling and memorable debut."
Perennials (2017)
Mandy Berman
"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."
If, Then (2019)
Kate Hope Day
"A gorgeous novel that asks us to imagine all the possible versions of ourselves that might exist. A must read."
Dear Edward (2020)
Ann Napolitano
"A dazzling novel that will break your heart and put it back together again."
The Daughters of Erietown (2020)
Connie Schultz
"A moving, unforgettable story about time, progress, and how the mistakes of one generation get repeated or repaired by the next."

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