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Lisa Duffy

Biography

Lisa Duffy

Lisa Duffy is the author of THIS IS HOME and THE SALT HOUSELisa received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts. Her short fiction was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her writing can be found in numerous publications, including Writer’s Digest. She is the founding editor of ROAR, a literary journal supporting women in the arts. THE SALT HOUSE was named by Real Simple as a Best Book of the Month upon its June release, as well as one of Bustle’s Best Debut Novels by Women in 2017, a She Reads Book Club selection and Refinery 29’s Best Beach Reads of 2017. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and three children, and currently leads a fiction workshop through 24PearlStreet, the online component of The Fine Art Work Center in Provincetown.

Lisa Duffy

Books by Lisa Duffy

by Lisa Duffy - Fiction, Women's Fiction

After the death of her mother, 16-year-old Libby Winters lives with her father, Bent, in the middle apartment of their triple decker home --- Bent’s two sisters, Lucy and Desiree, live on the top floor. Quinn Ellis is at a crossroads. When her husband John, who has served two tours in Iraq, goes missing back at home, suffering from PTSD he refuses to address, Quinn finds herself living in the first-floor apartment of the Winters house. For Libby, the new tenant downstairs is an unwelcome guest, another body filling up her already crowded house. But soon enough, an unlikely friendship begins to blossom, when Libby and Quinn stretch and redefine their definition of family and home.

by Lisa Duffy - Fiction

In the coastal town of Alden, Maine, Hope and Jack Kelly have settled down to a life of wedded bliss. They have a beautiful family, a growing lobster business, and the Salt House --- the dilapidated oceanfront cottage they’re renovating into their dream home. But tragedy strikes when their young daughter doesn’t wake up from her afternoon nap, taking her last breath without making a sound. A year later, each member of the Kelly family navigates the world on their own private island of grief. When Jack’s old rival, Ryland Finn, threatens his fishing territory, he ignites emotions that propel the Kelly family toward circumstances that will either tear them apart --- or be the path to their family’s future.