By Carla Malden
A New Novel
“Search Heartache had me laughing (achingly) all the way, and had me speeding wildly through LA’s emotional traffic jams with Maura and her woes-rage…. This moving, savvy book should not be simply shelved under Women’s Literature. It’s wonderfully flawed hero struggling to navigate a contemporary, confusing-to-all terrain will also speak to lots of guys trying to figure out what it takes nowadays to become the hero-mensch of a marriage: it’s a guidebook on how to become a fellow in the Fellowship of the Ring.”
— Philip Kaufman,
Award-Winning Screenwriter / Director of 15 films, including The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Right Stuff
Carla Malden began her career working in motion picture production and development before becoming a screenwriter. Search Heartache is her first novel.
Fun Facts About Carla
Age I Graduated
Years in My Home
When Do I Start?
For an actor who loved the work, the burning question was always “When do I start?” In his autobiography, written with daughter, Carla, Karl Malden recalls a life begun in a steel town that took him to the presidency of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with all the humorous and poignant stories of stage and screen along the way.
Afterimage: A Brokenhearted Memoir of a Charmed Life
In this fiercely personal account of her battling the before, and surviving the after, of losing her husband to cancer, Carla Malden takes us on a journey through grief to gratitude that alerts the entire forever-young generation: this is not your mother’s widowhood.
“Search Heartache should come with a “Do Not Disturb!” sign. Once you follow neurotic, yet relatable Maura Fielder down the rabbit hole of her suspicions and worst case scenarios, you won’t want to come up for air until the final page.”
— Josann McGibbon,
screenwriter of Runaway Bride and The Starter Wife
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