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Breaking out of Bedlam

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“A kick.”
New York Times

Delightful…Plenty of heart and humor.”
Publishers Weekly

“This book is simultaneously a love story, a whodunnit and a family saga. It is poignant, involving, moving and engrossing—and, not least, highly enjoyable from beginning to end.”

“A funny, touching novel. Larson has given her [protagonist ] an audacious and memorable voice.”
Boston Globe

“Profane, harrowing, comical.”
AARP Magazine

“A fun—and inspiring—read that proves you’re never too old to really start living.”
Instinct magazine

“Cora is rude, crude, arrogant, and totally without apology—and readers should admire her for it.”
Hamilton Spectator


“Larson is a deft storyteller. Her prose is fast-paced and edgy, racing toward the book's conclusion like a 747 barreling down a runway.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Impressively rich, darkly plotted, and seriously frightening.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Larson is a master of details, coloring in her precise and increasingly jittery scene with tight specificity.”
San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

“Larson’s exquisitely calibrated prose makes clear she knows these people to their bones.”
Entertainment Weekly


Leslie Larson

“Larson is a writer of tales that are hilarious and heart-breaking at once—no easy feat, but the mark of great storytelling.”
—Sandra Cisneros, author of Caramelo

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