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Jessica Handler

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Jessica Handler is the author of Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief. Her first book, Invisible Sisters: A Memoir, is one of the "Twenty Five Books All Georgians Should Read" and Atlanta magazine's "Best Memoir of 2009." Her nonfiction has appeared widely, including on NPR, in Tin House, Drunken Boat, Brevity, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and More Magazine. Honors include residencies at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, a 2010 Emerging Writer Fellowship from The Writers Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the 2009 Peter Taylor Nonfiction Fellowship at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and special mention for a 2008 Pushcart Prize. She teaches workshops in creative writing ...more


FGP-GH1-coverthumbI never ever got picked for anything at recess, or, to be Southern about it, I ‘never got picked for squat.’ This is because I was sullen and a weird combination of agonizingly shy and astonishingly aggressive. So, in Red Rover, when a team captain or a player or a mean girl or who-the-hell ever was supposed to call out “Red Rover, Red Rover, let [name] come over,” my name was always the last r...

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Average rating: 4.20 · 173 ratings · 39 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Invisible Sisters
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Braving the Fire: A Guide t...
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Georgia, History Written by Those Who Lived It by Mills Lane
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Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggins
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Allan Kemp never fails to entertain me, make me laugh, and (just a little) horrify me. In a good way. This 2nd book in the "Black Phoenix" series brings us back to Mutt, living high and low in an Atlanta we don't yet know but are heading toward in a ...more
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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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Invisible Sisters by Jessica Handler
"Jessica Handler's writing is so artful, so artless, so bone-honest and searching that by the end of the book I imagined she and I were very good friends. This is the kind of book that explores loss and family without blinders on, but also with com..." Read more of this review »
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