Every Day I Write the Book: Luanne Rice and David Handler

May 29, 2014

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Luanne Rice has written 31 novels, five of which have been made into movies or mini-series. Her work has been featured in playhouses across the country, including Connecticut's own Hartford Stage. Her latest book, The Lemon Orchard, uses her signature themes of family and loss to tackle the difficult path of illegal immigrants in America.

David Handler is also a novelist, but the resemblance to Luanne ends there. Her playing field tends to be the landscape of love and family ties, his tends to be a dead body found during a paving project. But they do have another thing in common - they set most of their stories in one Connecticut town they both call home.

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