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Megan Abbott

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Megan Abbott is the Edgar award-winning author of the novels The End of Everything Queenpin, The Song Is You, Die a Little, Bury Me Deep and her latest, Dare Me (July 2012).

Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, Detroit Noir, Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year, Storyglossia, Queens Noir and The Speed Chronicles.

Born in the Detroit area, she graduated from the University of Michigan and received her Ph.D. from New York University. She has taught at NYU, the State University of New York and the New School University.

She is also the author of a nonfiction book, The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir, and the e
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Dare Me
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The Fever
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The End of Everything
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message 10: by Megan

Megan Abbott Thank you so much, Bre! So delighted to meet you here.

Bre wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! I am blown away by your books. :) I can't wait to check out more from my library."


message 9: by Bre

Bre Thanks for accepting my friend request! I am blown away by your books. :) I can't wait to check out more from my library.


message 8: by Megan

Megan Abbott Ha! But Mrs. Abbott is my mom!

Hunter wrote: "And incidentally, I went to read from my Kindle the other evening and guess whose book popped up on the screen? That's right, the one and only Mrs. Abbott! It was a Tee Hee Club moment, so I had to..."


Hunter Murphy And incidentally, I went to read from my Kindle the other evening and guess whose book popped up on the screen? That's right, the one and only Mrs. Abbott! It was a Tee Hee Club moment, so I had to tell you.


message 6: by Megan

Megan Abbott Hey, Hunter--great to find you here!

Hunter wrote: "Oh, pinch me. I don't need any more friends on Goodreads. The first and the best in one day. (I bet it's all downhill from here, Megan, but that's ok, at least I had my moment.) :) Thank you. Truly..."


Hunter Murphy Oh, pinch me. I don't need any more friends on Goodreads. The first and the best in one day. (I bet it's all downhill from here, Megan, but that's ok, at least I had my moment.) :) Thank you. Truly. Mille fleurs!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 3: by Megan

Megan Abbott Happy to meet you, Genie, and thank you so much--hope you enjoy them!

Genie wrote: "Hi Megan,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I really can't wait to read your books 'Dare Me' and 'The End of Everything'

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie"



Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Hi Megan,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I really can't wait to read your books 'Dare Me' and 'The End of Everything'

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


message 1: by Lee

Lee Thompson Thanks so much for the add, Megan!


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