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A Letter to Readers from Lori Nelson Spielman, author of THE LIFE LIST

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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Dear Reader,

It feels a bit surreal, addressing a letter to Dear Reader. After years of dreaming of becoming an author, it has actually come true. I have a book…and readers! And I sincerely hope you’ll become one of them.

A few years ago, I came across an abandoned life list I’d written as a teen. Lori’s List was penciled across a piece of yellowed notebook paper, along with 27 goals I believed would lead to a happy life. The list and those dreams became the seed for my novel, The Life List.

Rich with themes of forgiveness and family, hope and perseverance, The Life List tells the story of a young woman’s reluctant journey to resurrect her old life list, and her surprise to discover the life, and the self, she’d abandoned along the way.

So thank you, dear Reader, for considering my novel the next time you’re shopping for a book. And once you’ve read it, I’d love to chat with you about it.


The Life List, a Random House Trade paperback, went on sale July 2nd. For more information visit Lori’s website or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter!

“Spielman’s debut charms.”—Kirkus Reviews

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