Quotes by Susan Wiggs

"You're never alone when you're reading a book."

"She knew with painful certainty that the opposite of love was not hate, but indifference."

"There is something about losing your mother that is permanent and inexpressable - a wound that will never quite heal."

"She watched the gap between ship and shore grow to a huge gulf. Perhaps this was a little like dying, the departed no longer visible to the others, yet both still existed, only in different worlds."

"at the center of every fairy tale lay a truth that gave the story its power."

Books by Susan Wiggs

  • Just Breathe
  • 12,419 ratings
  • August 26th 2008 by Mira Books

    (first published 2008)

  • Family Tree
  • 11,418 ratings
  • August 9th 2016 by William Morrow

    (first published July 28th 2016)

Susan Wiggs
  • Susan Wiggs

  • Date of birth: September 01
  • Born: in Olean, The United States.

  • Description: Susan Wiggs's life is all about family, friends...and fiction. She lives at the water's edge on an island in Puget Sound, and she commutes to her writers' group in a 17-foot motorboat. She serves as author liaison for Field's End, a literary community on Bainbridge Island, Washington, bringing inspiration and instruction from the world's top authors to her seaside community. (See www.fieldsend.org) She's been featured in the national media, including NPR's "Talk of the Nation," and is a popular speaker locally and nationally. According to Publishers Weekly, Wiggs writes with "refreshingly honest emotion," and the Salem Statesman Journal adds that she is "one of our best observers of stories of the heart [who] knows how to capture emotion on virtually every page of every book." Booklist characterizes her books as "real and true and unforgettable." She is the recipient of three RITA (sm) awards and four starred reviews from Publishers Weekly for her books. The Winter Lodge and Passing Through Paradise have appeared on PW’s annual "Best Of" lists. Several of her books have been listed as top Booksense picks and optioned as feature films. Her novels have been translated into more than two dozen languages and have made national bestseller lists, including the USA Today, Washington Post and New York Times lists. The author is a former teacher, a Harvard graduate, an avid hiker, an amateur photographer, a good skier and terrible golfer, yet her favorite form of exercise is curling up with a good book. Readers can learn more on the web at www.susanwiggs.com and on her lively blog at www.susanwiggs.wordpress.com.