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Hazel Gaynor

Author of The Girl Who Came Home

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Hazel Gaynor's debut novel, The Girl Who Came Home: A Novel of the Titanic, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. A Memory of Violets is her second novel. In addition to historical fiction, she writes a popular guest blog, Carry on Writing, for national Irish writing website writing.ie. show more She shares thoughts and experiences of the writing process and has interviewed a number of popular authors, including; Philippa Gregory, Sebastian Faulks, John Boyne and Cheryl Strayed. Hazel received the 2012 Cecil Day Lewis award for Emerging Writers and was selected by Library Journal as one of Ten Big Breakout Authors for 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Birthdate
20th century
Gender
female
Nationality
UK
Birthplace
Yorkshire, England, UK
Places of residence
Ireland
Awards and honors
Cecil Day Lewis Award for Emerging Writers
Short biography
Hazel Gaynor is an award-winning New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author. Her 2014 debut THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME won the 2015 RNA Historical Novel of the Year award, A MEMORY OF VIOLETS was a 2015 WHSmith Fresh Talent pick, THE GIRL FROM THE SAVOY was shortlisted for the 2017 Irish Book Awards, and THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S DAUGHTER was shortlisted for the 2019 HWA Gold Crown Award. LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS (co-written with Heather Webb) won the 2018 Women's Fiction Writers Association Star Award. Their most recent collaboration is MEET ME IN MONACO. Hazel's forthcoming historical novel, WE WILL BE BRAVE, set in China during WW2, will be published in North America in October 2020.

Hazel was selected by Library Journal as one of Ten Big Breakout Authors for 2015. Her work has been translated into fourteen languages to date. She is co-founder of creative writing events The Inspiration Project, and lives in Ireland with her husband and two children. She is represented by Michelle Brower of Aevitas Creative Management, New York.

For more information, visit www.hazelgaynor.com

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Surprisingly good! A beautiful love story told through a series of letters. Recommended for fans of Downton Abbey. 4.5 stars
 
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jj24 | 35 other reviews | May 27, 2024 |
What can I say about this book? It's not that I *disliked* it. I just felt that there was nothing particularly new or interesting here. I saw the "big reveal" from a mile away.

This is not a book I would have chosen on my own, but it was the selection for one of my book clubs. I prefer books that either make me think or feel something. If I'm choosing something lighter, I tend to choose either humor or suspense/thriller. This is "women's fiction" through and through. Just not my thing.

2.5 stars rounded up to 3.
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jj24 | 54 other reviews | May 27, 2024 |
 
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Abcdarian | 51 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
Being old enough to remember these events in history I found this novel an enjoyable read.
 
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Rating
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ISBNs
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