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Anna Jarzab

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Anna Jarzab is the author of All Unquiet Things, The Opposite of Hallelujah, Tandem and Tether (March 2015). She lives in New York City and works in children's book publishing. Visit her online at, connect with her on Twitter @ajarzab, on Tumblr at, and on Facebook at

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All Unquiet Things
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 2,515 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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Tandem (Many-Worlds, #1)
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,775 ratings — published 2013 — 12 editions
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The Opposite of Hallelujah
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 661 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Tether (Many-Worlds, #2)
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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Untitled (Many-Worlds, #3)
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Just dropping by for a quick post. I don’t talk too much online about what I do for a living (besides write), but I’m actually the Digital and Social Marketing Manager at Penguin Young Readers Group, whereI’ve workedfor about five years or so. I’m not going to lie to you, it’s a pretty great job; it’shard and I work long (sometimes strange) hours, but I feel very rewarded by the work I do on ti...

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“If there’s anything I learned from my mother, it’s that power makes you just as vulnerable as it makes you strong. People want to use you for it, or take it from you, all the same.”
Anna Jarzab, Tandem

“How many people are we going to lose before the universe decides we've had enough?" Carly asked me. I didn't answer, but if I had known what was coming I would have said, "All of them.”
Anna Jarzab, All Unquiet Things

“My mouth hung slightly open, i was getting ready to sat something important. what i wanted to say was: I's so, so sorry. but instead I said, "i love you." Only then, when i said it out loud, did i know that it was true.
Carly threaded her fingers through mine and i squeezed her hand. She said it back to me, and i was relieved in a way that i wasn't expecting. i didn't know that i needed her to say it until she did. i was so grateful; i leaned down and kissed her fearlessly, which was unlike me. When she kissed me back, i brought my hand up and cupped the nape of her neck, pulling her hair with clumsy fingers. i tried to back off, to apologize for hurting her, but she kept me close, kissing me softly at first, then hard and fast until the lines between us blurred.”
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“You've no idea how long life goes on and how many, many changes it brings. Young people seem to imagine that it's over in a flash, that they do this thing, or that thing, and then die, but I can assure you they are quite wrong.”
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“Finally he spoke the three simple words that no amount of bad art or bad faith can every quite cheapen. She repeated them, with exactly the same slight emphasis on the second word, as though she were the one to say them first. He had no religious belief, but it was impossible not to think of an invisible presence or witness in the room, and that these words spoken aloud were like signatures on an unseen contract.”
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message 1: by Kelly

Kelly Hey Anna,

Thanks for adding me, that was quite kind of you!

I hope that your book will be accepted well, it can be a shark tank out there sometimes. Ok, I'm being overly nice, it's like that a LOT of the time.


~Tina~ Thanks for the add!
LOVED your book:)

message 3: by Petra

Petra Congrats! The German version of your book is cbt's book recommendation of the month. Beautiful cover!

Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thank you so much for accepting my friend request 
I look forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,

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