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Kristina McMorris

Author of Sold on a Monday

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About the Author

Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author published by Kensington Books, Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins. She is the author of the widely praised Letters from Home, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, and The Pieces We Keep and The Edge of Lost. Kristina's novels have show more garnered more than twenty national literary awards, as well as a nomination for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA's RITA® Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. In addition, her novellas have appeared in the anthologies A Winter Wonderland and Grand Central. Prior to her writing career, Kristina was a PR director and host of weekly TV shows, beginning with an Emmy® Award-winning program at age nine. She's been named one of Portland's "40 Under 40" by The Business Journal. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Works by Kristina McMorris

Sold on a Monday (2018) 1,231 copies
The Edge of Lost (2015) 310 copies
Bridge of Scarlet Leaves (2012) 261 copies
Letters From Home (2011) 240 copies
The Pieces We Keep (2013) 181 copies
The Ways We Hide: A Novel (2022) 170 copies
When We Had Wings (2022) 95 copies
Every Time We Say Goodbye (2012) 10 copies
Poppy's Story 4 copies
Filhos à Venda (2019) 3 copies
Såld på en måndag (2022) 1 copy

Associated Works

A Winter Wonderland (2012) — Contributor — 109 copies


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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
McMorris, Kristina
United States
Places of residence
Pacific Northwest, USA
Pepperdine University



I'm so happy I rediscovered Kristina McMorris after thoroughly enjoying one of her books....happily, there are MORE for me to read! To watch Shan's life evolve over many years, with so many twists and turns, was fascinating and page turning. Her study of the history of those years provided a wonderful and at least somewhat factual background to all that was happening over this time period.
nyiper | 29 other reviews | Feb 12, 2024 |
I would have to say that this book had my full attention from the very beginning to the end and Ellis was very strong character in the book from being brave taking Ruby and Calvin’s picture in the first chapter to being shot at from a mother who lose her child in accident that caused her to think that Ruby was her own child and she changed the name to Victoria. If it wasn’t for Claire the housemaid god knows what would happened to the kids if she didn’t speak up and letting Lilly know where Calvin ended up in a home and sent to another family who had him tied up in a barn if it wasn’t for Lilly and Ellis for finding him. I gave this a 5 stars because of Ellis and Lilly… (more)
kellykelly6 | 65 other reviews | Feb 7, 2024 |
Set during the Great Depression, this novel begins with a newspaper reporter taking a picture of two children with a sign advertising their sale. This story expands when the reporter discovers the value of this picture and takes another of two children with the same sign for his newspaper. What follows is a very long journey to reunite the sold children with their biological mother. He is aided in this pursuit by a woman also working at the newspaper and the single mother to a son.

I was somewhat disappointed that the story did not cover more descriptions of life during that tumultuous time in American history, which included Prohibition, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, FDR's candidacy for president and the effects of the Great Depression on so much of the population.… (more)
pdebolt | 65 other reviews | Jan 26, 2024 |
Excellent story. Read thru Prime Reading. Goodreads: Sold on a MondayRate this book1 of 5 stars2 of 5 stars3 of 5 stars4 of 5 stars5 of 5 starsOpen PreviewSold on a Mondayby Kristina McMorris (Goodreads Author)3.92 Rating details   62,214 ratings   5,725 reviewsCelebrating five months on the NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestsellers lists and almost a million copies sold!From bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history.2 CHILDREN FOR SALEThe scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It?s an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices.For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family?s dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when the image leads to his big break, the consequences are devastating in ways he never imagined.Haunted by secrets of her own, secretary Lillian Palmer sees more in the picture than a good story and is soon drawn into the fray. Together, the two set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value.Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lensÂ¥a journey of ambition, love, and the far-reaching effects of our actions.… (more)
bentstoker | 65 other reviews | Jan 26, 2024 |



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