Luanne Rice by © Adrian KinlochLuanne Rice is the author of thirty-one novels including many New York Times bestsellers.  Five of her books have been made into movies and mini-series, and her work has been featured at Hartford Stage in Hartford, Connecticut, the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, California, and in several off-Broadway theatre productions.  She divides her time between New York City and the Connecticut shoreline. Luanne’s BlogLuanne’s Books • Luanne’s Readers

Recent posts by Luanne

2014 Connecticut Governor’s Arts Award

2014 Connecticut Governor's Arts Award

On Saturday June 14 I was very honored to receive the 2014 Connecticut Governor's Art Award for lifetime achievement in literature.  The ceremony was held at the ...

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Notes From Book Tour 2014

Notes From Book Tour 2014

Written in the sky, flying to Phoenix, May 30, 2014 It's been a busy first week for The Lemon Orchard book tour, with much excitement and joy along the ...

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To Let Herself Dream

To Let Herself Dream

I was listening to music today and created a Spotify playlist to go with The Night Before.  (A short story I wrote, available for free through this link, ...

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The Night Before

The Night Before

From bestselling author Luanne Rice, a haunting and emotional short story, never-before released, and free to all readers. On the eve of a wedding by the edge of the sea, ...

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Music from The Lemon Orchard

Music from The Lemon Orchard

AmazonAppleBarnes & Noble IndieBound While writing THE LEMON ORCHARD I listened to music that inspired ...

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Jodi Picoult quote for The Lemon Orchard

Jodi Picoult quote for The Lemon Orchard

I feel incredibly honored to share this quote from Jodi Picoult: "THE LEMON ORCHARD is a small, lovely miracle:  a story that humanizes the plight of undocumented immigrants; ...

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day

I miss my mother.  I think of her every day.  There are so many things I want to talk to her about.  She had a unique sense of humor ...

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And now it is May

And now it is May

  And now it is May. I grew up in Connecticut, and May was the month when everything turned green.  Small leaves appeared on the trees.  When "the leaves on the ...

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Book Tour 2014

Book Tour 2014

Book tour events so far for The Lemon Orchard paperback, more to follow! Click on the + sign to add a single ...

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Small Things

Small Things

I used to write here nearly every day, didn't I?  A few things have pulled me away, and I've been living more inside than usual.  But I've always loved ...

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Springtime in Chelsea

Springtime in Chelsea

Chelsea's Callery pear trees bloomed overnight--literally, between dusk and dawn.  Every year I look forward to their flowers with such anticipation; the trees fill the parks and streets of New ...

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world book night 2014

world book night 2014

  i wrote "why i love libraries" to celebrate world book night & you can download the free ebook on 4/22!   @wbnamerica #WBN2014

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facebook giveaway

facebook giveaway

sometimes we have giveaways on facebook.  here's an example...in fact, it's running now.  you might win a tote bag and lemons from my lemon tree!  meanwhile, please do pre-order THE ...

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MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD in the Berkshires

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD in the Berkshires

Please come see MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD in the Berkshires to benefit the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers and WAM Theatre. I will be doing a ...

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EVERY MOTHER COUNTS Book Club Pick

EVERY MOTHER COUNTS Book Club Pick

Here is a note from Elizabeth Benedict: "I'm thrilled that Christy Turlington's fabulous organization EVERY MOTHER COUNTS chose WHAT MY MOTHER GAVE ME as ...

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Liz Smith

Liz Smith

Love being mentioned in Liz Smith's great New York Social Diary column today. I'm right up there with Cher!  #TheLemonOrchard 

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What My Mother Gave Me

What My Mother Gave Me

Buy the Book AmazonAppleBarnes & Noble IndieBound My essay Midnight Typing is included in the collection What My ...

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An American Dream I Couldn’t Share

An American Dream I Couldn't Share

  My essay, An American Dream I Couldn't Share, appeared in the New York Times Modern Love column on July 5, 2013.  It tells some of the story ...

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