Books by Caroline Preston

CAROLINE PRESTON is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned her master"s degree in American civilization at Brown University. She has worked as a manuscript librarian, both at the Houghton Library at Harvard and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massa


THE WAR BRIDE'S SCRAPBOOK by Caroline Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"The book's visual and verbal components combine to make a narrative of definite—if slightly generic—charm while hinting at darker depths under the entertaining surface."
In her second fictional scrapbook, Preston (The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt, 2011, etc.) uses real "scraps" she's collected to magnify the effect of WWII on a newly married couple. Read full book review >
THE SCRAPBOOK OF FRANKIE PRATT by Caroline Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Lighter than lightweight but undeniably fun, largely because Preston is having so much fun herself."
Selecting from her own collection of period mementos, Preston (Gatsby's Girl, 2006, etc.) creates a literal scrapbook for a young New Hampshire woman coming of age in the 1920s. Read full book review >
GATSBY’S GIRL by Caroline Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"The story is engaging as far as it goes, but such rich material cries out for greater narrative risks."
A wealthy man's daughter breaks young F. Scott Fitzgerald's heart and inspires the literature that defined a generation. Read full book review >
LUCY CROCKER 2.0 by Caroline Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2000

"Another winner from a writer who, like Lucy Crocker, does many wonderful and clever things with consummate grace and wit. (BookoftheMonth Club/Quality Paperback Club alternate selection)"
Preston's insightful and deliciously funny second novel (after Jackie by Josie, 1997) features a memorable protagonist, the creator of a bestselling computer game, who finds herself ignored by her family and decides to fight back. Read full book review >
JACKIE BY JOSIE by Caroline Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"As first novels go, this one's a plum."
A female grad student's coming-of-age tale, and a work so charming, wise, and self-assured it's hard to believe it's a first novel—by a Massachusetts author discovered at a Bennington writers' workshop. Read full book review >