Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of nine novels: Object Lessons (1991), One True Thing (1994), Black and Blue (1998), Blessings (2002), Rise and Shine (2006), Every Last One (2010), Still Life with Bread Crumbs (2014), Miller’s Valley (2016), and Alternate Side (2018). Her 2012 memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Quindlen’s book, A Short Guide to a Happy Life (2000), has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times, she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud (2004) and Thinking Out Loud (1993). Her Newsweek columns are collected in Loud and Clear (2004).