Anna Quindlen

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Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of nine novels, including Object Lessons, One True Thing and Black and Blue. Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud.  Quindlen’s latest novel, Alternate Side (Random House), exposes the fault lines in a seemingly perfect Manhattan neighborhood. When violence leaves the area shaken, the enviable dead-end block turns into a potent symbol of a divided city. USA Today writes, “[Alternate Side] captures the angst and anxiety of modern life with . . . astute observations about interactions between the haves and have-nots, and the realities of life among the long-married.”