Anna Quindlen

American journalist and novelist
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Over the last 30 years, Anna Quindlen's work has appeared in some of America's most influential newspapers, many of its best-known magazines, and at the top of The New York Times bestseller lists. Her column in The New York Times, “Public and Private”, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. From 2000 to 2009, she wrote the “Last Word” column for Newsweek and remains a regular contributor.

In 1995, Anna left the world of newspapers, which she had joined as a copy girl at age 18, to become a novelist full-time. Universal made her novel One True Thing into a feature film starring Meryl Streep. Black and Blue spent six months on The New York Times bestseller list, was chosen for Oprah’s Book Club, and was made into a television movie. Her novel Blessings was also made into a television movie starring Mary Tyler Moore.

With the release of the non-fiction work A Short Guide To A Happy Life in 2000, Anna Quindlen became the first writer ever to have books appear on the fiction, non-fiction, and self-help New York Times bestseller lists. The book went on to sell close to a million copies.

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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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