Patry Francis

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Introduction My second novel, THE ORPHANS OF RACE POINT, an epic love story that spans several decades and is tested by murder, betrayal, faith, and destiny, set amidst the vibrant Portuguese community in Provincetown, Massachusetts will be published by Harper on January 7, 2014.
Interests Reading, writing, dancing, the color red, poetry, the line between good and evil, vegetarian food, wine, music and Stoicism.
Favorite Movies Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Motorcycle Diaries, Charade, Life is Beautiful, Good Will Hunting, Ben-Hur, The Little Tramp, Breaking Away, Laura, Niagara, Cinema Paradiso, The Way Way Back.
Favorite Music Steve Earle, Duke Ellington, Mozart, Youssou N'dour, Counting Crows, Ella Fitzgerald, Lucy Kaplansky, Tom Waits, Helen Humes, Louis Armstrong, Leonard Cohen, Tori Amos, Laura Nyro
Favorite Books Great stories, well told, with characters who breathe: Possession, Crime and Punishment, David Copperfield, Felicia's Journey, Housekeeping, The Deep End of the Ocean, Mme Bovary, Song of the Humpback Whale, Les Miserables, The Color Purple, Lie Down in Darkness, Because it's Bitter Because it is my Heart, Marya, Mystic River, The Good Mother, Middlemarch, The Catcher in the Rye, The Deep End of the Ocean, Siddhartha, White Teeth, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Little Women, Rebecca, Hunger, Half of a Yellow Sun, Small Island