A Clean Slate

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Red Dress Ink, Nov 1, 2003 - Fiction - 320 pages
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What would you do if you could reinvent yourself? There are certain events in our lives, such as getting dumped by the love of our life or losing our job, that we would love to forget--but can't. A CLEAN SLATE chronicles the days of Kelly McGraw, who finds herself recently dumped, unemployed and with a case of amnesia that leaves her with no memory of the past five distressing months of her life. Finding herself with a clean slate and feeling perfectly healthy, financially stable and unattached, Kelly reinvents herself as someone more carefree and fabulous. But despite her exciting new life, there are some things from her past that she just can't wipe clean.

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User Review  - wareagle78 - LibraryThing

Unusual for chick-lit. When the book opens Kelly is completely disoriented, finally realizing that she has had a loss of memory of the past 5 months. She remembers an awful day - her about-to-be ... Read full review

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30-year old Kelly McGraw has amnesia. She can't remember anything that happened in the last 5 months, including being fired from her job, breaking up with her boyfriend, selling her beloved Chicago ... Read full review


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Laura Caldwell is a Lawyer-turned-Author-turned-Born-Again-Lawyer. She is a former civil trial attorney, now Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Director of Life After Innocence, and published author of 10 novels and 1 nonfiction book.

Laura began her writing career in women’s fiction and soon turned to mystery/thriller. Her first book, Burning the Map was voted as one of the best books the year by BarnesandNoble.com. Booklist declared “Caldwell is one of the most talented and inventive…writers around,” after the release of The Year of Living Famously and The Night I got Lucky. The release of her trilogy in 2009 received critical acclaim and nominations for prestigious industry awards.

While researching her sixth novel, The Rome Affair, Caldwell was led to the criminal case of Jovan Mosley, a young man charged with murder, sitting in a Cook County holding cell for nearly six years with no trial date. After hearing about his case, Caldwell joined a renowned criminal defense attorney to defend him, ultimately proving his innocence and inspiring her first nonfiction book, Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found Him (Free Press, Simon & Schuster).

She is published in over 22 countries and translated into more than 13 languages. Laura is also a freelance magazine writer and has been published in Chicago Magazine, Woman's Own, The Young Lawyer, Lake Magazine, Australia Woman's Weekly, Shore Magazine and others.

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