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Stories and songs at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House: a sold out show


"We all were warmed by the grace and beauty of a splendid evening of stories and song; Lara and Bobby are good at both...a heartwarming evening in these unusual times. Thank you, Lara and Bobby, for the gift of you." - Robert Mitchell



Boston Book Festival and Mass. Center for the Book feature OFF ISLAND


"On November 14–15, the Boston Book Festival is teaming up with Massachusetts Center for the Book for a bonanza weekend of local literature, featuring authors from across the Commonwealth, in all genres, introducing readers to their latest books in a fast-paced series of bite-sized videos.


The link to register for the livestream is below; make plans to join us for a veritable smorgasbord of great new books by Massachusetts authors."




Hooray for ARCs! My forthcoming story collection, AMPHIBIANS.

A preview of my next book, AMPHIBIANS, a linked short story collection from Leapfrog Press, coming March 2021 (Winner, Leapfrog Fiction Award)! And an announcement, received today, that it will come out as an audiobook from Tantor Audio. So much gratitude. These stories are set in Maine, Italy, Japan and the UAE. They're about "the sensation of feeling not quite right in one's own body, on land and near water, at home and abroad" (Leapfrog). Available for preorder from Bookshop.org


"The work of an extraordinary talent." - Joan Silber


"A compelling, wise and beautiful book."- Ramona Ausubel

Book Review/Hometown Love

"[Tupper's novel is a] study of love relationships: How fulfilling and how devastating they can be, but how central they are to our human experience.


OFF ISLAND. Read it. Love it."


Boothbay Register

Book Review, Rose City Reader

"A terrific book...an imagined historical fiction, perfect for summer."


Book review, OFF ISLAND


The Second Half Online

"Tupper sounds like someone I'd love to share a cup of tea with." - Tracey Barnes Priestley


This may be my favorite blurb ever.


RECOMMENDATION from The Second Half Online


Authors Answer

Thanks to Elizabeth Rynecki and Authors Answer for this interview-- such inventive questions about my favorite works of art, an exhibition I'd like to see (The Shleppers: A Retrospective) and what brings me joy.



You Just Have to Read This

"Lara Tupper's prose shines with the same vibrancy of color that captivated her protagonist [Paul Gauguin]....An elegant investigation of family and art as conflicting forces...an awe-inspiring portrait that readers will be reluctant to leave." Sara McCrea



FULL REVIEW: You Just Have to Read This

Interview, Rose City Reader

"Lara talked with Rose City Reader about her new book, the authority of a narrator's voice, and Zooming her latest book reading."


FULL INTERVIEW: Rose City Reader