Luanne's Blog

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No Animal is an Island
I was lucky enough to read Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina in galleys, a few months before publication.  Carl and ...
Agnes Martin: a Gentle Obsession
The idea of a pilgrimage is powerful, and carries spiritual overtones, and I made one recently, with a good friend, to see work by Agnes ...
Cilantro, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
Living in the world of whatever I am writing is my favorite place to be, but sometimes it’s helpful to step outside–literally.  The terrace is ...
Paris, Again
Paris is home. If you are lucky enough to live to a certain age, and you’ve moved around some, perhaps you’ve had an address in a ...
The PEN Ten with Luanne Rice
I felt honored to be interviewed by Lauren Cerand for Pen America’s Pen Ten series. By: PEN America PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 9, 2014 Photo by Adrian Kinloch The PEN Ten is PEN ...
In Praise of Recklessness: Notes on Writing
When I was little and would leave my mother’s side, she would always say, “Be careful.”  And I was, mostly.  Those words were my invisible ...
Excellence in Reading
Emily May Beaudry was born on November 6, 1898 in Providence, Rhode Island.  She was the second oldest in a family of eight children, two ...
Connecticut College Magazine Photo Shoot
I was so honored to learn Connecticut College wanted a profile of me for CC Magazine.  Amy Martin, the magazine’s wonderful editor, made it all ...
There and Not There
Late October, looking west from Chelsea, tonight’s sunset is particularly iridescent.  I see the sky, and the Hudson River, and planes in their landing pattern ...
Strange Gifts and Surprises
Fall in New York is an exciting time.  It feels like the best of what you remember about going back to school–so many thrilling new ...
The Tiny Terrace in the Sky
This morning the tiny terrace in the sky was a haven for golden crowned kinglets. Every fall migratory birds fly south from their breeding grounds in the ...
Talking Bruce Springsteen
Today at 4 pm I’ll be the Guest DJ on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio, talking about Bruce Springsteen and playing ten of my favorite songs of ...
Lanterns in the Night
On October 18th Rachel Hartwig went to the Mojave Desert with her mother to participate in the RiSE Lantern Festival 2014.  She had been telling me ...
Maisie and Tim: a Love Story
I wouldn’t exactly call Maisie a “problem cat” (there-are-no-bad-cats) but ever since she was a kitten, she has had a certain personality: contrary, cantankerous, particular ...
Fall in Chelsea
Chelsea, my neighborhood in New York City, is beautiful and charming at all times of year, but there is something about fall that suits it ...
JFK Library/Boston Globe Panel on Immigration’s Humanitarian Challenges
BESTSELLING AUTHOR LUANNE RICE FEATURED IN GLOBE TALKS ON IMMIGRATION’S HUMANITARIAN CHALLENGES Luanne Rice, Paul Bridges, Jennifer Hochschild and Marcela García Joined The Boston Globe ...
Startled by the Blue
This marsh is part of Hubbard’s Point.  Egrets roost in the trees, osprey build their nests on poles, fish and eels travel up creeks to ...
Along the Way
This summer I spent many weeks on the road, on a book tour for The Lemon Orchard.  I experienced many wonders along the way, but ...
Cats in Connecticut
This summer the cats and I spent several weeks at Point O’Woods.  Maisie was born in Old Lyme, so for her it was a homecoming. ...
A chance to meet with writing students…
Speaking to students is one of my favorite things to do.  There is something about meeting  young writers, full of hope and ideas, and letting ...