Caroline Leavitt is an “Author of Distinction” and a Recipient of Katie Shea Design’s “Roses of Distinction”
Caroline and I met on Twitter some time ago and have become not only tweeps but friends in real life.
Months ago we finally caught up with each other over a cup of coffee and endless conversation. We laughed, cried and laughed some more.
While we sipped our coffee I realized some of the reasons why Caroline’s writing is so effective. It is because of how tuned in she is to the details of what she focuses on. When you spend time with Caroline you have her 100% attention which I find so refreshing in this Iphone/Blackberry world.
While I was reading “Pictures of You” I felt that Caroline clearly communicated the feelings and emotions of each character. Also the reader gets the opportunity to get a glimpse into Asthma and what an impact it has on it’s victims and on the caregivers.
Caroline Leavitt is also the author of a total of nine novels: Girls In Trouble, Coming Back To Me, Living Other Lives, Into Thin Air, Family, Jealousies, Lifelines and Meeting Rozzy Halfway. Various titles were optioned for film, translated into different languages, and condensed in magazines.
Her new novel, “Pictures of You” went into three printings months before publication and is now in its fourth printing. A New York Times bestseller, it is also a Costco “Pennie’s Pick,” A San Francisco Chronicle Editor’s Choice “Lit Pick,” and it is one of the top 20 books published so far in 2011, as named by BookPage.
Read more…… http://www.carolineleavitt.com/biographypage.htm
Caroline has sold her next novel,
Everything That Happens Today,
Audio rights for Pictures of You have been sold to HighBridge Audio.
“Caroline Leavitt plumbs the depths of grief and forgiveness in the lovely Pictures Of You.”
Vanity Fair, Hot Type
“A beautiful book. Leavitt writes with a really light and delicate touch about the relationships between people. She’s an undiscovered jewel.”
Newsweek Magazine, Jodi Picoult Bookbag
“Suspenseful…gripping. Leavitt is superb at revealing the secrecy inside many marriages and the way children grieve; several moving scenes involve Sam, who has come to imagine Isabelle as a crash scene “angel” who will take him to his mother. Most impressive is how Leavitt deals head-on with well-meaning people who come to realize, too late, that even an imperfect life is irreplaceable.”
Jane Ciabattari, O, the Oprah Magazine
“If you look for richly developed characters who move fluidly through a well-paced plot, then Caroline Leavitt’s Pictures of You is an ideal read.”
Pennie Clark Ianniciello, Costco, a Pennie’s Bookclub Pick for January
“Complex, contradictory characters. Leavitt’s literary touch is so light, her hand so translucent on the page, that only when the mystery is finally solved does the reader realize how tault she’s kept the tension all along. Hauntingly compelling.”
San Francisco Chronicle, Editor’s Choice, Lit Pick
This thoughtful novel brings up a problem all of us have to deal with in the course of our lives, unless we’re lucky enough to sneak through existence without encountering misfortune of any kind…. This is a novel that invites us to look at our own imperfections, not the dramatic crimes, but the niggling little sins of omission that so often render our lives tragically undernourished and small.”
Carolyn See, The Washington Post. Reprinted in The Miami Herald
“From the opening chapter, Caroline Leavitt’s compelling new “Pictures of You’’ unfolds as part literary mystery, part domestic drama, and part psychological examination. Her writing is unfussy and direct, with vivid descriptions and passages of striking insight and wrenching, visceral power…Leavitt beautifully paces the book’s intertwining stories, meticulously unfurling bits of the back story, letting us put together the pieces just as the main characters do. But she wisely avoids the neat, pat wrap-up. “Pictures of You’’ is about processing both discovery and loss, discerning when to hold on and when to let go and understanding what in the middle of it all makes life meaningful. Provocative and rivetting.”
Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe
Read More…….. http://www.carolineleavitt.com/pixofyoupraise.html
Pictures of You By Caroline Leavitt
One of Bookpage’s Top Twenty Books of 2011 so far
A Top, Smart Summer Read in
A San Francisco Chronicle Lit Pick
Now in fourth printing! http://www.carolineleavitt.com/home.htm
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