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Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
I write novels. My third, New York Times bestseller Bittersweet, is set at the home on Lake Champlain where I spent my summers as a little girl. But that's where the resemblance to life ends - the place, renamed Winloch in the book - is inhabited by a family of deliciously bad people. I wrote... show more



I write novels. My third, New York Times bestseller Bittersweet, is set at the home on Lake Champlain where I spent my summers as a little girl. But that's where the resemblance to life ends - the place, renamed Winloch in the book - is inhabited by a family of deliciously bad people. I wrote Bittersweet for people like me, who love The Secret History and The Emperor's Children; it's a literary beach read.My first two novels were published in 2005 and 2007. My next novel, June, will be out in 2016.Based in some part on my own experience being photographed by two fine arts photographers, Jock Sturges and Mona Kuhn, I started my first novel, The Effects of Light, to answer the question most Americans seemed to ask when I explained this photographic work to them--would I still love it if an innocent died because that work had been made? My second novel, Set Me Free, was based in part on the time I spent on the Crow reservation in highschool, the legacy of my countercultural parents, and the complications of their generation of liberal do-gooders. The book was also an homage to my theater school-aged days and based on The Tempest.

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Birth date: June 26
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Debra E's Never-Ending TBR
Debra E's Never-Ending TBR rated it 5 years ago
1.5 starsI can read a book in 2 days. It took me that long to get through the first 100 pages. Then I kept reading because it was book club and it was sort of like "where the hell is this going to go". It wasn't enjoyable per se, but I wanted to see just where it was going.All the main characters ...
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Title: June: A NovelAuthor: Miranda Beverly-WhittemorePublisher: CrownReviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: 4.5Review: "June" by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore My Thoughts..... A read that will go back and forth from 2015 where we get Cassie's story and back to 1955 to June's story where the storyline centers...
Lagniappe Literature
Lagniappe Literature rated it 5 years ago
I was originally excited about this book. When I saw it offered on Blogging for Books I hip hipped hoorayed. Then I started reading. While it wasn't torture, I couldn't help feeling sluggish as I labored through chapter after chapter. First, I never made a connection with the character of Cassie. Sh...
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FictionZeal rated it 5 years ago
Cassie Danvers is drowning in depression. She’s living in an old Victorian, once known as Two Oaks that she inherited from her grandmother, June. The house is in disarray, but with the small monetary inheritance, it is not enough to repair the house. Cassie experiences very real-like dreams of he...
The Layaway Dragon
The Layaway Dragon rated it 5 years ago
Won an ARC from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway & I’m so glad I did! I’d never heard of or read Miranda Beverly-Whittemore before this and now I can’t wait to read the rest of her work. It’s exquisite storytelling and eloquent. I was immediately sucked in with it’s slow-paced, detailed southern ch...
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