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A novel inspired by the loss of a friend in the September 11th terrorist attacks — the story of a woman who inherits the journals of a friend and discovers she didn't know her as well as she thought, including where she was really going when she died.


ichole Bernier is a journalist and author whose novel The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D (Crown/Random House, 2012) spent eight weeks on the Boston Globe Bestseller List, and was a finalist for the New England Booksellers fiction award. The Washington Post wrote of it, “Why do we keep secrets from those we love most? Bernier’s excellent storytelling skills will keep you pondering long after the final page.”

A Contributing Editor for Conde Nast Traveler magazine for 14 years, Nichole was previously on staff as an editor, columnist, feature and news writer. She appeared frequently on programs including CNN, Good Morning America, CNBC to discuss travel trends and safety.

She received her master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she received the school’s annual award for long-form literary journalism, and has written for publications including Psychology Today, Elle, Health, Men’s Journal, Child, Yankee, Boston, Salon, The Millions, The Huffington Post, and Post Road literary magazine.

Nichole lives outside of Boston with her husband and five children.