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Caroline Leavitt

Biography

Caroline Leavitt

Caroline Leavitt is the award-winning author of 11 novels, including the New York Times bestsellers PICTURES OF YOU and IS THIS TOMORROW. Her essays and stories have been included in New York magazine, Psychology Today, More, Parenting, Redbook and Salon. She’s a book critic for People, the Boston Globe and the San Francisco Chronicle, and she teaches writing online at Stanford and UCLA.

Caroline Leavitt

Books by Caroline Leavitt

by Caroline Leavitt - Fiction, Historical Fiction

It’s 1969, and 16-year-old Lucy is about to run away to live off the grid in rural Pennsylvania, a rash act that will have vicious repercussions for both her and her older sister, Charlotte. As Lucy’s default caretaker for most of their lives, Charlotte’s youth has been marked by the burden of responsibility, but never more so than when Lucy’s dream of a rural paradise turns into a nightmare. CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD examines the intricate, infinitesimal distance between seduction and love, loyalty and duty, and explores what happens when you’re responsible for things you cannot fix.

by Caroline Leavitt - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In 1956, Ava Lark rents a house with her 12-year-old son, Lewis, in a desirable Boston suburb. Lewis yearns for his absent father, befriending the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing. Years later, when Lewis and Rose reunite to untangle the final pieces of the tragic puzzle, they must decide: Should you tell the truth even if it hurts those you love, or should some secrets remain buried?