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J. Courtney Sullivan

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About the Author

J. COURTNEY SULLIVAN is the best-selling author of the novels Commencement, Maine, The Engagements, Saints For All Occasions, and Friends and Strangers. Her work has been translated into 17 languages. Sullivan’s writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, New York, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among many others. In 2017, she wrote the forewords to new editions of two of her favorite classic novels—Anne of Green Gables and Little Women. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.

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