Luanne Rice biography, plus links to book reviews and book excerpts from books by Luanne Rice.

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Luanne Rice

Luanne Rice

Luanne Rice Biography

Luanne Rice is the author of more than 20 books, including What Matters Most, The Letters and The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut, with her husband.

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This biography was last updated on 12/22/2010.

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My Summer Reading and Writing by Luanne Rice
(Summer 2001)

Summer inspires me. It always has. My mother's writing seminars took place at the old oak table in our summer cottage, with salt breezes blowing through the open windows, our friends' voices wafting up the hill from the beach. I learned to not only feel that breeze, but to write about it so someone sitting in a hot city apartment could feel it too. My mother encouraged me to swim, then run back up the stone steps to write about it right away--so the reader far from any sea could feel refreshed.

Those writing habits are with me still. Summer has always been a time for excitement and adventure, even close to home. It's a time to open your heart a little more than the summer before, to see the people around you with new eyes, to fall in love--with someone new or the person who's been sitting beside you all along.

This summer I have two new novels coming out: Firefly Beach (on sale 5/29 in paperback) and Summer Light (on sale 6/26 in hardcover). The titles conjure, for me, heat, love, sand, sea, stars, and family. Both books feature sisters, friends, parents, kids, great dogs, and a bride; their characters live in the same town on the ...

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Summer Light
Summer Light

by Luanne Rice

Deftly illuminating the everlasting bonds among mothers, daughters, fathers, and sons, Luanne Rice celebrates life's simple pleasures and the joy of meeting the one person you are destined to love forever.
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