Laura Kalpakian (Author of The Great Pretenders)
Laura Kalpakian

year in books
Nathan ...
171 books | 294 friends

Susan H...
1,496 books | 1,643 friends

J.L.
107 books | 171 friends

Brenda ...
4 books | 116 friends

Jill Pi...
965 books | 219 friends

Cheryl ...
6 books | 86 friends

Meg Cla...
680 books | 1,228 friends

John Gr...
314 books | 97 friends

More friends…

Laura Kalpakian

Goodreads Author


Website

Twitter

Member Since
June 2013

URL


Average rating: 3.57 · 1,633 ratings · 311 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Great Pretenders

3.76 avg rating — 391 ratings — published 2019 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Memoir Club

3.35 avg rating — 319 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cosette: The Sequel to Les ...

3.23 avg rating — 289 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Educating Waverley

3.68 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
American Cookery

3.59 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steps and Exes

3.60 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Graced Land

3.88 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
These Latter Days

by
3.96 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1985 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Caveat

3.88 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1998
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Delinquent Virgin

3.69 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1999
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Laura Kalpakian

The Heart to Artemis: A Writer’s MemoirBryher

The Heart to Artemis is one of those rare memoirs that, at the end, leave the reader more curious about the writer than when she began the book.


Bryher was born Winifred Ellerman in 1894.  Note I do not say that Winifred Ellerman was her real name. It was not. Bryher was the name she wrote with and loved with and had her being, the name she gave herself. She took it from one of the rugged Scilly Is

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on November 11, 2020 11:25

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Laura’s Recent Updates

Laura Kalpakian wrote a new blog post

The Heart to Artemis: A Writer’s MemoirBryher

The Heart to Artemis is one of those rare memoirs that, at the end, leave the reader more curious about the writer than when she began the book.
Bryher Read more of this blog post »
Laura Kalpakian rated a book it was amazing
Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen
Park Avenue Summer
by Renee Rosen (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
In this sparkling summer novel a young woman from Ohio with ambitions to be a photographer, tests herself in New York in the summer of 1965. As with all good heroines, fate does not hand Alice Weiss what she intended, but instead what she might never ...more
The Great Pretenders by Laura Kalpakian
"Raised on caviar and fancy French boarding schools, Roxanne Granville puts considerable value in living her life with "Panache" - both a way of being in the world, and a cologne custom-made for her family of Hollywood royalty. She immediately surpris" Read more of this review »
The Great Pretenders by Laura Kalpakian
"This is the story of one woman’s struggle to overcome so much in 1950’s Hollywood. Coming from a rich Hollywood family, she is estranged from her grandfather (a movie mogul) and works for a talent agency. Having had enough of being molested, she star" Read more of this review »
The Great Pretenders by Laura Kalpakian
"I absolutely loved this book. Laura Kalpakian had me holding on until the very last page, crying my eyes out in happiness. Her attention to detail, her attention to important issues of the time that still resonate today.... this book for me was perfe" Read more of this review »
327853 46750579
Laura Kalpakian is now following
18624771
Laura Kalpakian is now following
207337
211192
More of Laura's books…
“There are no real Californians. There are only people who live there and people who don't.”
Laura Kalpakian, Steps and Exes

“When you bite into a chocolate truffle, you don't want to find oat bran.”
Laura Kalpakian, Educating Waverley

“She spoke with the usual cadences of the young: sentences curling upward at the end, all statements fading into a smoky, implied question mark, as though nothing could be said with any reasonable certainty.”
Laura Kalpakian, Educating Waverley

Topics Mentioning This Author

“Women want love to be a novel. Men, a short story.”
Daphne du Maurier

4862 Books on the Nightstand — 6081 members — last activity Nov 27, 2020 12:45PM
A group to discuss books and topics mentioned on Books on the Nightstand, a blog and podcast about books and reading.
95455 The Pickwick Club — 399 members — last activity Apr 04, 2020 10:42AM
Welcome to the Pickwick Club! This group is dedicated to reading, discussing, critiquing, and devouring the works of Charles Dickens.
211192 The Immortal Poets Society — 79 members — last activity Feb 27, 2018 03:20AM
We read and discuss poetry from Homer to Frost. We are mostly interested in English and American poetry from Shakespeare to T.S. Eliot and Robert Fros ...more



No comments have been added yet.