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A native of Orange County, California, Julie Sarkissian attended Princeton University, where she won the Francis Leon Paige award for creative writing, and holds an MFA in fiction from the New School in New York. Her short fiction has appeared in Tin House Magazine. She currently lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York, with her fiance. DEAR LUCY is Julie`s debut novel. Follow Julie on Twitter @SarkissianJulie


Julie Sarkissian has written the most original and stunning debut novels I have read in a long time. DEAR LUCY is one of those rare delights that you cannot put down, and once you do, you can't forget. * Ann Hood, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Thread and The Knitting Circle * Hypnotic and mesmerizing. This is gothic noir that is full of heart and pathos. Lucy's lyric voice comes barreling off the page, and you will be utterly transfixed by the twists and turns of her journey. Sarkissian is a brilliant young writer who has written one of the most memorable debut novels in recent years. * Gabe Hudson, author of Dear Mr. President * Julie Sarkissian has written a rare and precious novel - moving, captivating, and expertly written in a voice unlike any other. DEAR LUCY is full of characters who are heartbreakingly human; full of hope, desperation, love and joy. You'll want to linger over the poetry of each and every sentence, but the foreboding mystery looming on the horizon will keep you turning the pages of this hauntingly beautiful book. * Haley Tanner, author of Vaclav & Lena * In DEAR LUCY, Julie Sarkissian has accomplished what many veteran novelists never achieve: a startlingly original work that is also profound and wise in the vagaries of the heart. What an amazing debut. * Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Serena and The Cove * DEAR LUCY is about keeping promises against huge odds. This gorgeous novel does exactly that: the opening pages promise transcendent writing, remarkable characters, and a slowly unfolding mystery. But what happened and why is only part of what keeps you reading . . . Both whimsical and profound, DEAR LUCY wins your heart on the very first page and delivers it back, fuller and slightly cracked, on the last. * Charlotte Rogan, New York Times bestselling author of The Lifeboat * DEAR LUCY introduces a young writer with a most original voice and a tenderly eccentric vision. Julie Sarkissian has created a boldly lyrical, suspenseful, and mysterious fictional world in this striking debut novel. * Joyce Carol Oates *

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