Biography

J. Courtney Sullivan

J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels COMMENCEMENTS, MAINE and THE ENGAGEMENTS. MAINE was named a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine, and a Washington Post Notable Book for 2011. THE ENGAGEMENTS was one of People Magazine’s Top Ten Books of 2013 and an Irish Times Best Book of the Year. It is soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon and distributed by Fox 2000, and it will be translated into 17 languages.

Courtney’s writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple and O: The Oprah Magazine, among many others. She is a co-editor, with Courtney Martin, of the essay anthology CLICK: When We Knew We Were Feminists. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

J. Courtney Sullivan

Books by J. Courtney Sullivan

by J. Courtney Sullivan - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Nora and Theresa Flynn are 21 and 17 when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan --- a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand. Fifty years later, Nora is the matriarch of a big Catholic family with four grown children. Estranged from her sister, Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. Until, after decades of silence, a sudden death forces Nora and Theresa to confront the choices they made so long ago.

by J. Courtney Sullivan - Fiction

As the lives and marriages of four couples unfold in surprising ways, we meet Frances Gerety, a young advertising copywriter in 1947. Frances is working on the De Beers campaign and she needs a signature line, so, one night before bed, she scribbles a phrase on a scrap of paper: “A Diamond Is Forever.” And that line changes everything.

by J. Courtney Sullivan - Fiction

Three generations of women converge on the family beach house in this wickedly funny, emotionally resonant story of love and dysfunction from the author of the bestselling debut novel COMMENCEMENT.