Author of the Month: Liane Moriarty

moriartyliane01Liane Moriarty is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Alice Forgot, as well asThe Hypnotist’s Love StoryThree Wishes, The Last Anniversary, and the Nicola Berry series for children. Liane lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two small, noisy children. Her latest book and our upcoming book of the month, The Husband’s Secret, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller and was named one of the best books of 2013 by Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine.

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The Husband’s Secret:

Liane was inspired to write The Husband’s Secret after she came across articles on the internet about deathbed confessions: “Two years ago I stumbled upon a fascinating article about real life deathbed confessions. I learned about Christian Spurling, who confessed on his deathbed to faking a notorious photo of the Loch Ness Monster. There was a famous songwriter who was dying of cancer and wrote a letter admitting, after years of adamant denials, that she had plagiarized a lullaby melody. Then there was the hapless man who, after suffering a stroke, confessed he’d killed his neighbour thirty years earlier. The only problem was that he didn’t end up dying. After he was released from hospital he went straight to jail.”

CBS Films has acquired the rights to The Husband’s Secret, and Liane shared her dream cast in an interview with USA Today. For the starring role of Cecilia Fitzpatrick, she casts actress Laura Linney: “Laura is such a brilliant actress, she would add layers of mysterious subtext to the character, just by her facial expressions, and I’d be able to nod knowingly and pretend that subtext was always there in the book. Also, Cecilia has dimples. Just like Laura. So she’s a definite.”

Other Books by Liane:

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Quotes:

“None of us ever know all the possible courses our lives could have and maybe should have taken. It’s probably just as well. Some secrets are meant to stay secret forever. Just ask Pandora.” 
― The Husband’s Secret

“Early love is exciting and exhilarating. It’s light and bubbly. Anyone can love like that. But after three children, after a separation and a near-divorce, after you’ve hurt each other and forgiven each other, bored each other and surprised each other, after you’ve seen the worst and the best– well, that sort of love is ineffable. It deserves its own word.” 
― What Alice Forgot

“I don’t know how she feels about me, but I sort of like her. I mean, I’m sickened by her existence obviously, but I find her strangely compelling.” 
―  The Hypnotist’s Love Story: A Novel

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