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Joanna Hershon

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Average rating: 3.30 · 2,220 ratings · 355 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Swimming
3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 1,068 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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A Dual Inheritance
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 669 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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The German Bride: A Novel
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 329 ratings — published 2008 — 6 editions
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The Outside of August
2.97 of 5 stars 2.97 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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Hacia el Cielo Dorado
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“And now they were across the world in a wholly new place, but -- and she wasn't sure what this meant -- every new place reminded her of an old place. The moon, after all, was still the moon.”
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message 8: by Kelly

Kelly Hi Joanna,
Thanks for adding me as a friend! Your book Swimming is one of my all time favorites. The story has stayed with me since reading it several years ago. I was thrilled to see you have a new book coming out soon, The German Bride. I can't wait to get my hands on it.
:) Kelly


Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me yesterday. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened to create so many messages. Some weird glitch.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.

-Jeremy


Jeremy Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:
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Adonis happy new year!


Jeremy Hi Joanna!

Here’s wishing you a yippee-filled Yuletime overflowing with yard-long yams, yapping yoyo-yanking yetis, yak-milk yeast-cakes, and yellow yarn-yielding year-end yard-gnomes.

-Jeremy :)


Jeremy Hi Joanna!

If you don't mind sharing--I was wondering, what's your favorite novel of all time?

Here’s wishing you a fantastic day filled with fabulous friendships, fanciful festivities, and frolicking phantom footstools.

-Jeremy :)


Joanna excellent-- i'm so pleased. i hope you enjoy.


Daniel
Joanna, I've added Swimming, The Outside of August and The German Bride to my to-read list.


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