"Heart-tugging."

Oprah Magazine

"Truly stirring."

Entertainment Weekly

"Improbably beautiful."

The Christian Science Monitor

"Simon writes with an original voice, creating her characters with affection and compassion...luminous."

The Boston Herald

"Miss Simon writes with a magic touch."

The Washington Times

"Slow down to savor Simon's keen insights, humor and evocative story telling."

Newsday

"Dazzling...stories that linger long after the covers of the book have been closed...incredible."

The Pittsburgh Press

"Virtually no manner of relationship escapes this prizewinning author's astute eye and tender wit."

Booklist

"She brings an anthropologist's eye to her stories, describing characters, action, and emotion as if she were new to the weary world. By seeing anew what comes naturally to most of us - cognition, memory, hearing, speech - Simon illuminates her characters' interior lives and finds new and forgotten meaning."

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Rachel Simon is a great writer and has incredible skill at describing inner life. She is a wise soul."

Dan Gottlieb, author of Letters To Sam and Learning From The Heart


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Short Bio

Rachel Simon is the award-winning author of six books and a nationally-recognized public speaker on issues related to diversity and disability. Her titles include the bestsellers The Story of Beautiful Girl and Riding The Bus With My Sister. Both books are frequent selections of book clubs and school reading programs around the country. Rachel's work has been adapted for theater, NPR, the Lifetime Channel, and Hallmark Hall of Fame, whose adaptation of Riding The Bus With My Sister starred Rosie O' Donnell and Andie McDowell, and was directed by Anjelica Huston.

For more information, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Simon




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