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Book Title: Atria Book Club Bites: A Free Sampling of Ten Books Guaranteed to Feed Your Discussion|
The author of the book: Randy Susan Meyers
Date of issue: June 4th 2013
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.95 MB
Edition: Atria Books
Read full description of the books Atria Book Club Bites: A Free Sampling of Ten Books Guaranteed to Feed Your Discussion:Find your group’s next great read with Atria Book Club Bites: a free sampling of ten books guaranteed to feed your discussion.
Great books, dear friends, and fascinating conversation are the key ingredients in any book club. To help you decide what to read next, dip into Atria Book Club Bites: a free sampling of ten books guaranteed to feed your discussion. You’ll find excerpts from:
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers
The Book of Lost Fragrances by M.J. Rose
The Mapmaker’s War by Ronlyn Domingue
The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Heart Like Mine by Amy Hatvany
The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwarz
Bird of Paradise by Raquel Cepeda
Out With It by Katherine Preston
Whether your club enjoys contemporary women’s fiction, stories with moral and ethical dilemmas, or a fascinating memoir, we’ve got a great book guaranteed to get you talking.
Read information about the authorI was born in Brooklyn, New York, where I quickly moved from playing with dolls to incessantly reading, spending most of my time at the Kensington Branch Library. Early on I developed a penchant for books rooted in social issues, my early favorites being "Karen" and "The Family Nobody Wanted." Shortly I moved onto Jubilee and The Diary of Anne Frank.
My dreams of justice simmered at the fantastically broadminded Camp Mikan, where I went from camper to counselor, culminating in a high point when (with the help of my strongly Brooklyn-accented singing voice), I landed the role of Adelaide in the staff production of "Guys and Dolls."
Soon I was ready to change the world, starting with my protests at Tilden High and City College of New York, until I left to pursue the dream in Berkeley, California, where I supported myself by selling candy, nuts, and ice cream in Bartons of San Francisco. Then, world-weary at too-tender an age, I returned to New York, married, and traded demonstrations for diapers.
While raising two daughters, I tended bar, co-authored a nonfiction book on parenting, ran a summer camp, and (in my all-time favorite job, other than writing) helped resurrect and run a community center.
Once my girls left for college, I threw myself deeper into social service and education by working with batterers and victims of domestic violence. I'm certain my novels are imbued with all the above, as well as my journey from obsessing over bad boys to loving a good man.
Many things can save your life--children who warm your heart, the love of a good man, a circle of wonderful friends, and a great sister. After a tumultuous start in life, I'm lucky enough to now have all these things. I live in Boston with my husband, where I live by the words of Gustave Flaubert: "Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work."
My next novel, ACCIDENTS OF MARRIAGE releases on Sept 2. Kirkus, in a starred review, wrote: “Meyers puts a Boston family overwhelmed by a tragic accident under the literary microscope.” In this book I examine the question: When is a marriage too broken to save?
Randy Susan Meyers new book, ACCIDENTS OF MARRIAGE releases on Sept 2, 2014 with a Kirkus Starred Review and as a Sept. Indie Next Pick.
Liane Moriarty New York Times bestselling author of THE HUSBAND'S SECRET & BIG LITTLE LIES writes of it:
“Many books are an absolute pleasure to read, but slip straight from your mind. Accidents of Marriage is one of those rare novels that is both unputdownable and unforgettable. I just loved it——and I’ll now read everything Randy Susan Meyers writes.”
My first novel, THE MURDERER'S DAUGHTERS was chosen as a Target Book Club Pick, Massachusetts "Must Read" Fiction, and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award, who wrote:
"From the very first page and straight on until the last, the clear and distinctive voice of Randy Susan Meyers's The Murderer's Daughters will have you enraptured and wanting more--even though self- preservation may curl you into a ball to shield yourself from the painful circumstances of the two sisters. This is a heart- breaking and powerful novel." Massachusetts Center for The Book,
My second novel, THE COMFORT OF LIES, released from Atria/Simon & Shuster in February 2013, a novel about an affair and the three very different women whose lives become intertwined in its aftermath: Tia, the woman who fell in love with a married man, got pregnant and gave the baby up for adoption; Juliet whose husband had the relationship with Tia; and Caroline, the woman who adopted the child that Tia couldn't bear to raise alone. These are three women who should never have met--and when they do, their lives collide in ways that none of them could have predicted.
The Boston Globe wrote: “Randy Susan Meyers’s second novel is sharp and biting, and sometimes wickedly funny when the author skewers Boston’s class and neighborhood dividing lines
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