Claire Cook

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Claire Cook wrote her first novel in her minivan when she was forty-five. At fifty, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the film adaptation of her second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. She is the bestselling author of nine other novels and divides her time between the suburbs of Atlanta and Boston. Visit her at

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Books by this Author

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life
Time Flies
Wallflower in Bloom

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Karma is a boomerang. (One of my characters said it first!)

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Who has time?

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. I never play favorites. I just can’t. I’d feel too sorry for the songs I didn’t pick.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. P.T. Barnum. I’m a direct descendant, and by the way, he did not say, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” He said, “There’s a customer born every minute.” I have updated that to, “There’s a reader born every minute.”

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Exactly where I am.

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