A little about Anna Quindlen

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I’m looking for a new book to read to fit into my summer reading challenge and I think an Anna Quindlen book would be just right for several of the categories:

  • Read an award-winning book…
  • Read a memoir, biography or autobiography…
  • Read a book suggested by a friend…

See what I mean?

Anna Quindlen is an award-winning novelist and journalist. Here’s her bio from annaquindlen.net:

ANNA QUINDLEN is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of eight novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller’s Valley. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a number one New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

I’ve read three of her books – check them out:


Black and Blue – a hard look at the complicated dynamics in abusive relationships

Good Dog Stay 3

Good Dog. Stay. – sentimental reflections about the relationships between dogs and their human families

Stll Life with Bread Crumbs

Still Life with Bread Crumbs – can a sixty-year old photographer with a waning career find love?

Visit these links for more info:

Quindlen’s website: annaquindlen.net
Facebook page: @annaquinlen
Wikipedia – Anna Quindlen

What is your favorite Anna Quindlen book?

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Author interviews – what would you ask?



Have you ever imagined you were in a room with one of your favorite authors? What would you ask? Talking to writers is so fun that that I’ve conducted many interviews in my head. How great to be able to ask about their books, their characters, their research and methods and maybe one or two off-topic questions!

If you could ask these famous authors one question, what would it be?  Here’s what I’d like to know:

Truman Capote:  Were you flattered that Harper Lee made you a character in To Kill a Mockingbird?

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Why did Hemingway dislike Zelda so much?

Ernest Hemingway:  Was Hadley Richardson your favorite wife?

Harper Lee:  Did you feel betrayed by the publication of Go Set a Watchman?

Margaret Mitchell:  You described yourself once as an “unscrupulous flirt” and you were engaged to five different men.  Were you a little bit like Scarlett O’Hara?

Ayn Rand:  Why did you quit writing fiction after Atlas Shrugged?

Herman WoukYoungblood Hawke is my number one favorite book.  Were you as disappointed in the movie as I was?

Although I never had the chance to ask those questions, I’ve done a few author interviews for my blog. And now I’m preparing questions for a new interview. Soon I’ll be talking with Jordanna Brodsky, author of the Olympus Bound trilogy, a great new mythology series.  Check out my reviews of The Immortals and Winter of the Gods.

And if you like reading author interviews, take a look at these from the archives:

Heather Walsh, Dented Cans and The Drake Equation 12/28/13
Dianne Salerni, We Hear the Dead, The Caged Graves and The Eighth Day Triology 12/31/13
Susanna Daniel, Stiltsville and Sea Creatures 2/26/14
Tracy Ewens, Catalina Kiss, Premier 4/8/14
Bill Dedman, Empty Mansions 5/21/14
Kristina McMorris, The Pieces We Keep 6/18/14
Tracy Ewens  10/27/14
Lawrence H. Levy, Second Street Station and Brooklyn on Fire 10/12/15

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