Anna Quindlen

American journalist and novelist
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Biography

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of nine novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last One, Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Miller’s Valley, and Alternate Side. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a #1 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.


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Editor's Choice: In Quindlen's novel, perhaps her most powerful, an aging photographer reignites sparks of creativity and desire.

The New York Times
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(...) Anna Quindlen’s stunning new novel.

Bethanne Patrick
The Washington Post on Miller's Valley

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[Anna Quindlen's] new novel, Miller’s Valley is a breathtakingly moving look at a family and a community coming to terms with life and loss from the 1960s to today.

Patty Rhule
USA Today on Miller's Valley

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Quindlen makes her characters so richly alive, so believable, that it’s impossible not to feel every doubt and dream they harbor, or share every tragedy that befalls them.

Caroline Leavitt
The New York Times on Miller's Valley

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Quindlen's provocative novel will have you flipping through the pages of your own family history and memories even as you can't stop reading about the Millers.

Carol Memmott
Chicago Tribune on Miller's Valley

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[A] keenly observed, quietly powerful novel.

Kirkus Review
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