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Check out the new novel -- PURE

Also writes under the pen names N.E. Bode and Bridget Asher.

Critically acclaimed, bestselling author Julianna Baggott is the author of eighteen books, most notably her recent novel PURE, the first in a dystopian trilogy, a New York Times Book Review's Editor's Choice and a People magazine pick for books to read after the Hunger Games, on a list with Orson Scott Card and Philip Pullman. There are over fifty overseas editions of her books.

She’s the author of the National Bestseller Girl Talk, The Madam, and The Provence Cure for the Brokenhearted, for adult readers; and The Anybodies Trilogy and The Prince o

Roxane Gay hops in for a half-dozen questions. She is a nominee for two -- yes, two -- NAACP Image Awards, one in fiction and one in nonfiction. Below, she talks about love letters, criticism, and procrastination -- a surprise from such a brilliant and prolific writer.
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Pure (Pure, #1)
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 15,714 ratings — published 2012 — 48 editions
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Fuse (Pure #2)
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 4,840 ratings30 editions
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Burn (Pure, #3)
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 1,901 ratings — published 2014 — 20 editions
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The Prince of Fenway Park
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 2009 — 12 editions
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Girl Talk
2.98 of 5 stars 2.98 avg rating — 339 ratings — published 2000 — 13 editions
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The Miss America Family: A ...
3.09 of 5 stars 3.09 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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The Ever Breath
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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The Madam
3.14 of 5 stars 3.14 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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This Country of Mothers
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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Playing Role Reversal With My Therapist (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:36PM
Description: I have a piece in the October 10th NEW YORK TIMES style section -- about a therapist who stepped over the line and wrote me a love poem.
A Writer-to-Writer Pep Talk (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: (Written Originally for NaNoWriMo) http://www.nanowrimo.org/
Poetry for the People (Nonfiction)
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Description: Here's an essay (rant) on the purpose of poetry that first appeared in Good Times Weekly, Poetry Corner, made possible by the fantastic Dennis Morton and then was linked to on Poetry Daily (www.poems.com).
Florida State University 2008 Convocation Address (Nonfiction)
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Description: I was asked to speak to the freshman class of FSU before the start of their school year, and thus, here is the speech.
A Word on Rowling, as the EMT of Literature (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A commentary on J.K. Rowling and what she has done for the popularity of reading.
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Julianna I'm blogging on all things writerly -- agent advice, time vs. talent, art vs. entertainment, handling criticism, balancing a writing life ...

Here's the link: http://bridgetasher.blogspot.com/

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Dean Baker thanks for adding, Julianna - appreciate that

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