Claire Cook
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Claire Cook

Thanks so much for discovering my books! Reinvention is the story of my books and my life. I wrote my first novel in my minivan at 45. At 50, I walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the adaptation of my second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. I'm now the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of 18 books. It's Never Too Late to Shine On!

I've reinvented myself again by turning Must Love Dogs into a series and writing my first nonfiction books Never Too Late: Your Roadmap to Reinvention (#1 Amazon Bestseller Women's Personal Growth!) and Shine On: How to Grow Awesome Instead of Old to share everything I've learned on my own journey that might help you in your own.

Some of the nice things that have been said about my work: "The exuberant and charming Claire Cook is one of the sassiest and funniest creators of contemporary women's fiction," according to The Times-Picayune. People magazine said my writing "goes down as easy as it sounds," Good Housekeeping called it "laugh-out-loud," Redbook "gleefully quirky" and the Chicago Tribune "funny and pitch perfect." Shelf Awareness said, "Claire Cook (Must Love Dogs) has built a brand writing light-hearted women's fiction blending kernels of the absurd and comedic in compulsively readable combinations."

I was a teacher for sixteen years before writing my first book. I was born in Virginia, and lived for many years in Scituate, Massachusetts, a beach town between Boston and Cape Cod. My husband and I have recently moved to the suburbs of Atlanta to be closer to our two adult kids, who actually want us around again!

I have the world's most fabulous readers, and I'm forever grateful to you all for giving me the gift of this career.

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Best Sellers

    • Must Love Dogs: Who Let the Cats In?

    • The Must Love Dogs Series, Book 5
    • By: Claire Cook
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sarah and John are buying Sarah's family house, and they're hoping their relationship will survive it. Sarah's dad is part of the deal, and so is the litter of kittens they've discovered under the front porch. Finding a contractor isn't as easy as they thought it would be....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Must Love Dogs: Bark & Roll Forever

    • The Must Love Dogs Series, Book 4
    • By: Claire Cook
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
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    From Claire Cook, New York Times best-selling author of the much-loved novel-turned-movie starring Diane Lane and John Cusack, comes Must Love Dogs: Bark & Roll Forever, book four of the hilarious and heartwarming Must Love Dogs series....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Wildwater Walking Club

    • By: Claire Cook
    • Narrated by: Kymberly Dakin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4 out of 5 stars 39
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    When Noreen takes a buyout and gets dumped by a boyfriend in one fell swoop, she finds herself with nothing but time to notice everything that's missing in her life.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good

    • By Denise Wallace on 05-28-09

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Must Love Dogs

    • By: Claire Cook
    • Narrated by: Carrington Macduffie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 184
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 59

    Life after divorce for Sarah Hurlihy consists of juggling her job as a preschool teacher and the demands of her interfering family....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • must love the movie

    • By Angie on 08-11-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Must Love Dogs: New Leash on Life

    • The Must Love Dogs Series, Book 2
    • By: Claire Cook
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
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    Life after divorce for Sarah Hurlihy used to consist of juggling her job as a preschool teacher with the demands of her interfering family. But after a rocky start, Sarah and John Anderson have shared six months of dating bliss....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Shine On

    • How to Grow Awesome Instead of Old
    • By: Claire Cook
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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    If you're a 40-to-forever woman who's interested in aging well, don't miss this motivating and inspiring audiobook....

    Regular price: $18.16

    • The Wildwater Walking Club: Back on Track

    • The Wildwater Walking Club Series, Book 2
    • By: Claire Cook
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For Noreen, Tess, and Rosie, walking the beach together has been everything. But after all those steps forward, the Wildwater Walking Club is doing some serious backsliding. Now they're dodging each other, and Noreen is spending time eating Ben & Jerry's instead of her romance with Rick....

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    • Time Flies

    • By: Claire Cook
    • Narrated by: Lesa Lockford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
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    Time Flies is an epic road trip filled with fun, heartbreak, and friendship, and explores what it takes to conquer your worst fears... so you can start living your future....

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Life's a Beach

    • By: Claire Cook
    • Narrated by: Kymberly Dakin
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 57
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    Life's a bit of a beach these days for Ginger Walsh, who's single at 41 and living back home in the family FROG (Finished Room Over Garage)....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Really bad

    • By Mary E. Johnson on 11-26-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Wallflower in Bloom

    • By: Claire Cook
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Deirdre Griffin has a great life; it's just not her own. She's the around-the-clock personal assistant to her charismatic, high-maintenance, new-age-guru brother, Tag....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I could not finish this book

    • By Lauren Orr on 09-29-18

    Regular price: $34.99

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