Carolyn Parkhurst

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Carolyn Parkhurst
Born (1971-01-18) January 18, 1971 (age 49)[1]
Manchester, New Hampshire[1]

Carolyn Parkhurst (born January 18, 1971, Manchester, New Hampshire) is an American author who has published five books. Her first, the 2003 best-seller The Dogs of Babel[2][3] also known as Lorelei's Secret in the UK,[4][5] was a New York Times Notable Book and on the New York Times Best Seller List.[6]

She followed that effort with the New York Times bestselling Lost and Found[7][8] in June 2006 and The Nobodies Album[9][10][11][12] in June 2010. Her first children's book, written with Dan Yaccarino, Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly, was released in Fall, 2010.[13][14]

Parkhurst says she wrote her first story at age three by dictating The Table Family to her mother. An only child, she grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts; her parents separated when she was two years old.[15] Parkhurst spent so much time reading as a child, she had to be sent outside to play. She attended Belmont Day School and the Winsor School in Boston.[15] Her first story in print was for a Halloween contest by a local newspaper.[16]

Her first job in publishing came at age 15, writing record reviews for Star Hits magazine.[16] Parkhurst received her B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from American University.[13] Married since 1998[15] and the mother of two children,[13] she currently resides in Washington, D.C.[16]


  1. ^ a b "Carolyn Parkhurst". Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  2. ^ "The Dogs of Babel". Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  3. ^ Parkhurst, Carolyn, ed. (2003). The Dogs of Babel. Little, Brown and Company. pp. 264. ISBN 0-316-16868-8.
  4. ^ "Lorelei's Secret". Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  5. ^ Parkhurst, Carolyn, ed. (2004). Lorelei's Secret. Sceptre. p. 288. ISBN 0-340-82793-9. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  6. ^ South Coast today
  7. ^ "Lost and Found". Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  8. ^ Parkhurst, Carolyn, ed. (2006). Lost and Found. Little, Brown and Company. p. 304. ISBN 0-316-15638-8. Retrieved 15 December 2010. carolyn parkhurst.
  9. ^ "The Nobodies Album". Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  10. ^ Urquhart, James (17 August 2010). "Review: The Nobodies Album". London: The Independent (UK). Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  11. ^ Schillinger, Liesl (9 July 2010). "Review: The Nobodies Album". New York Times. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  12. ^ Taylor, Art (16 June 2010). "Review: The Nobidies Album". Washington Post. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  13. ^ a b c "Carolyn Parkhurst:Alumni Success Story". American University. 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  14. ^ "Cooking With Henry and Dellibelly". MacMillan. Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  15. ^ a b c Swidey, Neil (17 August 2003). "Playing by the Book". Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  16. ^ a b c "Carolyn Parkhurst". Retrieved 15 December 2010.

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