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Good to be home.


It's a trip to see your name on a sign in your hometown. (I was the bookish, weird kid.) I read on a rainy night at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, where I received my first library card. (Age five?) Thanks to Joanna Breen for sustaining this special place and to Bobby Sweet for providing gorgeous musical interludes. It was good to be home. Read about it HERE in the Boothbay Register.

"A reader's delight." Books In Boothbay, Sept. 11


I'm in the papah! "Boothbay native Lara Tupper – author, songstress, teacher – will be back in town promoting her latest, a collection of short stories, AMPHIBIANS. I have read and thoroughly enjoyed Lara's two novels, A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS and OFF ISLAND. I'm looking forward to buying AMPHIBIANS at the event." Thanks to Lisa Kristoff and the Boothbay Register for this article about #BooksinBoothbay, Maine's Largest Book Fair, on Sat., Sept. 11 at the Boothbay Railway Village. Can't wait to be back home.

I love the Bookloft (Great Barrington, MA).

 Such a lovely event in a welcoming space. #gratitude #supportindependentbookstores

My hometown library


Amphibians is here in the window of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, where I received my very first library card.

AMPHIBIANS is a staff pick at The Book Loft.


Thank you kindly! "Gorgeous, felt stories. Each one creates a world with people who shimmer and live. To quote Joan Silber, the stories are 'shrewd and compelling.' A must read from a great talent."- Beth Robbins, The Book Loft, Great Barrington, MA

OFF ISLAND featured in "bestselling audiobooks"


I'm thrilled to see OFF ISLAND featured in "bestselling audiobooks" from Apple Books. (Just hanging out with Elizabeth Gilbert and David Baldacci, as you do.) ? Thanks to the talents of Linda Jones, OrangeSky Audio by Findaway, Encircle Publications, Team Decker and Mary Bisbee-Beek.

Podcast with The Talking Book


AMPHIBIANS is featured in The Talking Book podcast. Listen HERE.

From Good Reads - AMPHIBIANS is "amazing"


First review from Good Reads: AMPHIBIANS - 5 stars (amazing)


"The stories in this collection are just sublime. Disarming, poignant, sharp as a blade and wielded with precision. Tupper told me things about myself that I didn't even know. Her characters are real, wonderful, flawed. Such a fantastic read."


Thanks, kind reviewer!

Review: "You Just HAVE to Read This" (News @ WES)


"If Amphibians is the first work by Tupper that readers pick up, it certainly won't be the last." - Annie Roach

Read full review HERE.

Book review from Shelf Awareness


Thank you to Shelf Awareness and Terry Hong for this lovely review. Read full text HERE.