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Susan Meissner

Susan Meissner is a USA Today best-selling author of historical fiction with more than half a million books in print in 15 languages. She is an author, speaker and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism. Her novels include "As Bright as Heaven," starred review in Library Journal, "Secrets of Charmed Life," a Goodreads finalist for Best Historical Fiction 2015 and "A Fall of Marigolds," named to Booklist’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction titles for 2014. A California native, she attended Point Loma Nazarene University and is also a writing workshop volunteer for Words Alive, a San Diego non-profit dedicated to helping at-risk youth foster a love for reading and writing.

Her new books are "Bright as Heaven" and "The Last Year of the War."

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The Last Year of the War
Fiction / Literature
Penguin/Random House
March 2019
ISBN 9780451492159
400 pages
$26.00, NYP
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From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II. More/less

As Bright as Heaven
Fiction / Literature
January 2019
ISBN 9780399585975
400 pages
$16.00, NYP
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In 1918, Philadelphia was a city teeming with promise. Even as its young men went off to fight in the Great War, there were opportunities for a fresh start on its cobblestone streets. More/less

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