Heidi Mastrogiovanni

Heidi Mastrogiovanni is the author of the comedic novel Lala Pettibone’s Act Two (currently a finalist for the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards in the Humor category) and the soon-to-be-released sequel, Lala Pettibone: Standing Room Only. Heidi was chosen as one of ScreenwritingU’s 15 Most Recommended Screenwriters of 2013.

A dedicated animal welfare advocate, she lives in Los Angeles with her musician husband and their rescued senior dogs. She loves to read, hike, travel, and do a classic spit-take whenever something is really funny.

Ms. Mastrogiovanni is a graduate of Wesleyan University. She is fluent in German and French, though she doesn’t understand why both these languages feel they need more than one definite article.

Her novels explore the themes present in all her work: It’s never too late to begin again, and it must be cocktail hour somewhere.

Book Reviews by Heidi Mastrogiovanni

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“Add Dreyer’s English to The Elements of Style and a select few books no writer should be without.

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“In Bent But Not Broken, Cummings has invited readers into his life, and the result for many will be a feeling of knowing this man well. Very well.

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“This is a book about McGrady’s abiding devotion to her daughter, ‘the greatest love of my life,’ and, as such, is a joyous journey to experience with her.”

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“Zaman’s lines of love to her readers are urgent, unhurried, generous, and, yes, uniquely deserving of the appellation gorgeous.”

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Paddy Hirsch, in his mesmerizing novel of New York City in 1799, creates so strong an aura of time and place and late-18th century language, readers may find themselves calling an opponent a “black

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“a brilliant novel . . .”

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“For readers who savor stories of relationships, redemption, and transformation, the Backman oeuvre virtually demands binge-reading.”

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“This is the kind of book that makes the reader sad when it is finished, because the characters have become such dear and treasured friends.”