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Pictures of You

Click here to listen to Anne Lamott interview Caroline as part of Algonquin Books Bookclub at Rakestraw Books

One of Bookpage's Top Twenty Books of 2011 so far

A Top, Smart Summer Read in Minneapolis Star Tribune;
O, the Oprah Magazine,,
and Self Magazine

A San Francisco Chronicle Lit Pick

A Costco January Pennie's Pick

The Nervous Breakdown Bookclub January Read

Now in fourth printing

Australian, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Serbian, Polish, Brazil, Russia,
and large print rights

Read Caroline's essay about asthma and Pictures of You in The San Francisco Book Review

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New York Times bestseller

A USA Today Bestseller

January Magazine Best Books of 2013 List

Longlist Maine Readers' Choice Award for Literary Fiction

A May Indie Next Pick

WNBA 2013 Great Group Reads Selection

A Jewish Book Council Bookclub Pick

A San Francisco Chronicle Lit Pick, Editor's Choice

Working Mother Magazine "Must Read" for Summer

Top Summer Reads, Where Now Boston,, Shape Magazine

Reading Group Choices Top Discussible Books

Best Books for Summer, Hudson Booksellers

Winner of Audiofile Earphones Award (audiobook narrated by Xe Sands)

What does it mean to be an outsider in a community? How do we keep the ones we love safe? in 1950s suburbia, everything is meant to be perfect, even as paranoia about Communism and nuclear bombs winds its way through the supposed paradise. But when divorced, sensual-without-meaning-to-be, Jewish single mother Ava rents a house with her 12-year-old son, Lewis, she struggles to fit in and find her place in the neighborhood. Lewis finds solace with the only other two fatherless kids on the block, his best friends Jimmy and Rose, but when Jimmy vanishes one day, Ava comes under suspicion, and Rose and Lewis are later forced to confront truths they've long suppressed. A novel about people trying desperately to uncover secrets about the past--and about themselves.

"Riveting." Vanity Fair Hot Type


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New York Times Bestseller

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Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2011

San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2011

Providence Journal Best Ten Books of 2011 List

Kirkus Reviews Best Five Books on Family and Love in 2011

Bookmarks Magazine Best Books of 2011

A mysterious car crash on a deserted, foggy road brings three people together in a collision of their own:
A photographer fleeing her philandering husband and consumed with guilt.
An asthmatic boy with a terrible secret.
A husband who realizes that he never really knew his wife.

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