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What If….Therese Walsh, Holly LeCraw, and Alicia Bessette?

What If….Therese Walsh, Holly LeCraw, and Alicia Bessette?

What a day — or more — for a daydream in the summer heat of July. In fact it feels like the perfect time to wonder “what if” The Divining Wand possessed magical powers and could grant authors, who create their own magic with “what if,” the following two questions: Based only on their writing, what author would you want to be? AND If given the opportunity to have written ONE book in your lifetime, what would that title be?…

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Holly LeCraw and The Swimming Pool

Holly LeCraw and The Swimming Pool

From the book’s front cover: “Holly LeCraw’s THE SWIMMING POOL is a complex, astonishingly well-crafted, and completely compelling debut.” – ANITA SHREVE, author of Testimony When Holly LeCraw becomes a novelist tomorrow — April 6, 2010 — with her highly anticipated debut, The Swimming Pool, she will have accomplished a life-long dream. Now most writers constantly dream that dream but, on her website’s On Writing page, Holly confesses her mixed feelings about whether she wanted to be a writer: “I…

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Holly LeCraw Takes on THE Dreaded Question

Holly LeCraw Takes on THE Dreaded Question

As Holly LeCraw prepares for next Tuesday, April 6th and the launch of her debut novel, The Swimming Pool, she’s realized that writing her book was probably the simplest task of being an author. For she has learned it doesn’t matter how literary critics describe her novel: “Strong writing keeps the reader sucked in to LeCraw’s painful family drama debut. It is a story of deep and searing love, between siblings and lovers, but most powerfully between parents and their…

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The Revealing of Holly LeCraw

The Revealing of Holly LeCraw

Holly LeCraw debuts on April 6, 2010 with The Swimming Pool — a starred review from Library Journal — and the claim: “An author to watch.” There are also bestselling authors praising Holly’s novel, including Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter’s Daughter) who says: “THE SWIMMING POOL is as riveting and psychologically complex as Hitchcockian film noir…a tale of entangled lies, complicity, betrayals, and unstoppable consequences.” The Divining Wand has scheduled a full presentation/review of The Swimming…

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