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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Susan Crandall  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: in Indiana

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Illinois Connection

Crandall lived in Chicago for seven years when first married.

Biographical and Professional Information

Indiana native Susan Crandall's breakout novel is ''Whistling Past the Graveyard''. Her previous works have garnered national awards, including the coveted ''RITA''. With the exception of seven years in Chicago, she's spent her entire life in her Indiana hometown. When not reading, writing or watching movies, Susan spends time with her husband, children and plethora of pets.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Road Home.
ISBN: 0446696668. OCLC Number:

Warner Books Inc. . 2006.

On Blue Falls Pond /
ISBN: 0446616397. OCLC Number:

Warner Forever,. New York :. ©2006.

Returning to Tennessee to care for her grandmother, Glory Harrison finds comfort in the arms of firefighter Eric Wilson, the man who rescued her from the fire that killed her husband and unborn child, but untold secrets threaten their newfound love.

A kiss in winter /
ISBN: 0446616400. OCLC Number:

. .

Left in the position of raising her two younger siblings after the deaths of her parents, Caroline finally gets the chance to pursue her own dream of photographing exotic locales around the world when her youngest sibling starts college, but her plans change when she meets Mick Larson, the grieving man who purchased her childhood home.

Pitch black /
ISBN: 044617856X. OCLC Number:

Forever ;. New York :. ©2008.

Leaving Philadelphia to build a new life in a small Tennessee town for herself and her troubled, adopted teenage son, Ethan, journalist Madison Wade finds herself an outsider in a tightly knit community, despite the attentions of the local sheriff, a situation that is worsened when a camping trip leads to tragedy and Ethan is suspected of murder.

Seeing red /
ISBN: 0446178578. OCLC Number:

Forever,. New York :. 2009.

In the hot, sultry South Carolina night, Ellis Greene was the only witness to a vicious crime that left her cousin dead and her community reeling. Now fifteen years later, the man she helped convict is out on parole ... and hell-bent on revenge.

Sleep no more /
ISBN: 044655684X. OCLC Number:

Forever,. New York :. 2010.

The night was always Abby Whitman's enemy. As a young girl she walked in her sleep, and one night, she started a fire that scarred her sister for life and left Abby with unbearable guilt ... and a loneliness that echoes within her. Now Abby has begun blacking out again-with apparently fatal results. A car accident has killed the son of a prominent family. Even though the evidence seems to exonerate her, Abby is plagued by doubts-and soon by mysterious threats. Psychiatrist Dr. Jason Coble is intrigued by Abby and offers to help her explore the dark recesses of her mind. Through this terrifying journey, Jason's interest turns to passion, and he yearns to give her the love she craves. But first, Abby must trust him-and shed light on secrets that will rock this Southern town and reveal a danger that threatens them both.

Whistling past the graveyard /
ISBN: 1476740046. OCLC Number:

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Determined to get to Nashville to find her mother in 1963, nine-year-old spitfire Starla Claudelle runs away from her strict grandmother's Mississippi home, eventually accepting a ride from a Eula, a black woman traveling alone with a white baby.


RITA Award for Best First Book and two National Reader's Choice Awards for

Back Roads

, 2004. RITA nominee for

On Blue Falls Pond

in 2007

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