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Sarah Pekkanen

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"Fans of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin will strongly appreciate this rising star in women's fiction." - Library Journal.
Internationally bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen's newest book is CATCHING AIR. (May 2014, Atria/Simon&Schuster). She is also the author of THE BEST OF US, THE OPPOSITE OF ME, SKIPPING A BEAT, and THESE GIRLS. Sarah's linked free short estories, published by Simon&Schuster exclusively for ereaders, are titled "All is Bright," and "Love, Accidentally." The third story in the series is just 99 cents and is titled "Beginning Again."
Sarah is the mother of three young boys, which explains why she writes part of her novels at Chuck E. Cheese.
Sarah penned her first book, Miscellaneous Tales and Poems, at the age of
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Average rating: 3.65 · 20,493 ratings · 2,409 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
The Opposite of Me
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 5,495 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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Skipping a Beat
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 4,618 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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These Girls
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 4,087 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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The Best of Us
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 3,507 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Catching Air
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 1,415 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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All Is Bright: A Short Story
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 631 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Love, Accidentally
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 501 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Beginning Again
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Sarah Pekkanen: Short Stori...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2013
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Happy to announce that my third novel, THESE GIRLS, is a Kindle deal for just $2.99 right now! People, Entertainment Weekly, and Jodi Picoult all recommend it - hope you'll enjoy! - Sarah Pekkanen
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Catching Air by Sarah Pekkanen
"I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I became a huge fan of Sarah Pekkanen right off the bat, and I’m so happy I loved her latest offering! Readers take note – don’t miss this one! This story is so complex with different..." Read more of this review »
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"4.5 stars. Her best yet. Strong, well-developed, complex, and memorable characters and a vivid setting. Highly recommended."
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"Thanks to NetGalley & Atria books for the ARC.

This is the first book by Sarah Pekkanen that I have read & having finished it pretty much in one sitting I will certainly be reading more. It was billed 'As deeply enjoyable page-turner' &..." Read more of this review »
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“You know the definition of a dysfunctional family, don't you? It's any family with more than one member in it.”
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“Sometimes following the path that looked the safest was what led to the most hurt...”
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“The core truth of our marriage, the most important thing for me to remember, was that Michael and I loved each other. Our love had gotten pushed aside and bruised and buried, but it has always existed.”
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I'd open a pretty little shop with the things I love best so I could be around them all day (artwork, clothing, pottery, etc).
 
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Something food or drink related! I'd buy a vineyard, attend culinary school to become a chef, open a coffee shop, or begin a catering business.
 
  360 votes, 19.4%

None of the above, I already have it.
 
  289 votes, 15.5%

Opening an idyllic bed and breakfast in a snowy, remote area.
 
  270 votes, 14.5%

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message 18: by Eric

Eric Birk Thanks for becoming my Goodreads friend.
Eric


Savannah Sarah, thank you for the friendship.
stay naughty,
Savannah
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message 16: by Jencey/

Jencey/ Sarah I finally am going to be able to read Opposite of Me. I pick it up at the library tomorrow.


message 15: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Stephanie (StephTheBookworm) wrote: "Hi Sarah! Thanks for the friendship! I have The Opposite of Me sitting on my special bookshelf for my autographed books! I won the contest for signed books from Allison Winn Scotch this summer and ..."

Yay! So nice to "meet" you and hope you enjoy Opposite! Allison is wonderful. Love her books! xo


Stephanie (StephTheBookworm) Hi Sarah! Thanks for the friendship! I have The Opposite of Me sitting on my special bookshelf for my autographed books! I won the contest for signed books from Allison Winn Scotch this summer and I am so excited to read your book this year. :D


message 13: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Jency - I'd love to! I've never done this before - do I just go to that link to respond to comments? Feel free to email me at sarah@sarahpekkanen.com to let me know what is best. I'd love to chat with you all and hear your thoughts.
xoxo
S


message 12: by Jencey/

Jencey/ Sarah a bookclub that I am a member of is reading your book in January. We would love to have you visit. The club meets on goodreads.com here is the link: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1...

I hope you have time to visit. Good luck on your next book. :)


message 11: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Jencey wrote: "I entered the goodreads giveaway for your book. Wish me luck. :)

Jencey"
Good luck!


message 10: by Jencey/

Jencey/ I entered the goodreads giveaway for your book. Wish me luck. :)

Jencey


message 9: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Colleen wrote: "Hi there! I just received confirmation from Amazon that your book is on its way to me...I can't wait! Any plans to bring your book tour to Florida? I didn't see any dates anywhere near me. Just..."

Colleen - so sorry this message somehow slipped through! No plans to go to Florida but I really hope to someday... would love to meet you then!


Colleen Turner Hi there! I just received confirmation from Amazon that your book is on its way to me...I can't wait! Any plans to bring your book tour to Florida? I didn't see any dates anywhere near me. Just curious as I would love to meet you and have you sign my book!


message 7: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen LINCOLN wrote: "Hi! Congrats on your new book -- I hope it becomes a bestseller!"

Thank you! I really appreciate the good wishes.


message 6: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Kristen wrote: "Thank you for the add! :) Your book looks like it's going to be a definite favorite.. I am a HUGE fan of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin. I can't wait for it to be released!"

Thanks so much for the kind words, and really nice to meet you!
Sarah



Kristen Thank you for the add! :) Your book looks like it's going to be a definite favorite.. I am a HUGE fan of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin. I can't wait for it to be released!


message 4: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Thanks, Amy - and right back at you!


message 3: by Amy

Amy Hatvany Love the bio, my friend! I'm so excited to read your book...seriously can't wait. You're going to be a hit, I can just FEEL it!


message 2: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Thanks so much! I really appreciate it



LiNCOLN Hi! Congrats on your new book -- I hope it becomes a bestseller!


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