About The Author

Deb Caletti

Deb Caletti is an award-winning author and National Book Award finalist.

Her many books for young adults include The Nature of Jade, Stay, The Last Forever, and Honey, Baby Sweetheart, winner of the Washington State Book award, the PNBA Best Book Award, and a finalist for the California Young Reader Medal and the PEN USA Award. Her first book for adults, He’s Gone, was released from Random House in April of 2103, and will be followed with The Divorce Ranch in 2015.

Caletti’s complex stories center around healthy and unhealthy relationship dynamics, family (including stepfamilies), change and resilience, and the connections between human nature and animal nature. “Self discovery, finding home, dealing with being a mostly good hearted but flawed person in a complicated world, those are all repeating themes in my work… Writing is always my therapy – the attempt to work out particular events and questions I’m trying to understand.”


By Deb Caletti

At some point it was exactly like this: “I tried to read that book again before I went to sleep. I didn’t like that book, but I kept going for all the reasons a person hangs in with something that isn’t good – you feel bad about not giving it a chance, you’ve already come too far to give up…

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