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Gabrielle Zevin

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Gabrielle Zevin has published six novels. Her debut, Margarettown, was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. The Hole We’re In was on Entertainment Weekly's Must List and was a New York Times Editor’s Choice. Entertainment Weekly wrote, "Every day newspaper articles chronicle families battered by the recession, circling the drain in unemployment and debt or scraping by with minimum-wage jobs. But no novel has truly captured that struggle until now." Publishers Weekly called the novel "a Corrections for our recessionary times."

Of all her books, she is probably best known for the young adult novel Elsewhere. Elsewhere, an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, was nominated for a Quill Award
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Gabrielle Zevin Thank you! There are several possible answers to this question, and I almost hate to narrow it down to one. Perhaps it's silly, but I like readers to…moreThank you! There are several possible answers to this question, and I almost hate to narrow it down to one. Perhaps it's silly, but I like readers to be able to imagine whichever quote they'd like on Jacob Gardner's wrist. However, if pressed, I think it most likely comes from the dedication of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: "some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again."—gz(less)
Gabrielle Zevin Thanks very much! Alas, I'm sorry to say that a comprehensive list has not been written. When I have a little time, I think I'll try to compile one. I…moreThanks very much! Alas, I'm sorry to say that a comprehensive list has not been written. When I have a little time, I think I'll try to compile one. I remember there was talk — perhaps on Twitter or Facebook — of a group of readers forming to read all the books and short stories referenced in Fikry, so I imagine they might have made a list.(less)
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
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Elsewhere
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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
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Margarettown
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The Hole We're In
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A.J. Fikry does refer to blurbs as the “blood diamonds of publishing,” but nonetheless, here are a few books I’ve enjoyed (and blurbed!)over the past several months.

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My blurb: “The first rule ofDietland is you should definitely talk about Dietland. And I suspect you’ll want to. Gather your book clubs, gather all the Jennifers you know! At first you’ll think you’re reading a familiar story:...

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" Thanks to everyone who asked questions today! Delighted to know how many of you are truly close readers. Have a great night! — Gabrielle "
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More of Gabrielle's books…
“Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it.
Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens,
that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook
your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both.”
Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

“It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could.”
Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

“Sometimes books don't find us until the right time.”
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

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Which September New Release would you like to read in November?

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Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
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In a Fix (In a Fix, #1) by Linda Grimes
In a Fix by Linda Grimes
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How to Drive a Dragon Crazy (The Dragon Kin, #6) by G.A. Aiken
How to Drive a Dragon Crazy by G.A. Aiken
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The Kingmakers (Vampire Empire, #3) by Clay Griffith
The Kingmakers by Clay Griffith
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  2 votes, 7.7%

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Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh
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Rapture (The Fallen Angels, #4) by J.R. Ward
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Outpost by Ann Aguirre
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Pretty When She Kills (Pretty When She Dies #2) by Rhiannon Frater
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Ashes of Honor (October Daye, #6) by Seanan McGuire
Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire
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“All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
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130827 Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry — 119 members — last activity May 05, 2014 09:34AM
Gabrielle Zevin's latest book The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry tells the story of a bookseller with VERY strong opinions on books. This group is for peo ...more
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Amrita Hi,
I just wanted to say that I love your books. Thanks for accepting my friend request!
Amrita


Gabrielle Amrita wrote: "Hi,
I just wanted to say that I love your books. Thanks for accepting my friend request!
Amrita"


Thanks for the compliment! Yours, GZ


Morgen I LOVE ELSEWHERE! that is an amazing book! will you make more about it? please please please please?!?!?!
~Princess Morgarita Oragami Renesme Gwendleth Aileen Rikkita Ivy Thalia Alexa
FROM XOLARROZ CASTLE


Morgen thats not my real name. dont worry. my friend made it up for me :)


message 5: by ♪Chloe (last edited Jun 21, 2010 10:32AM)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ Hi,
Thanks for accepting my friend request! I was wondering, where do you come up with these amazing ideas for your books? They are just, awesome!!


Nafiza I can't wait for Birthright! Your words are magic. No, honestly.


Sangr1a Thanks for your friendship, Gabrielle! :)


message 8: by Sonia

Sonia Thanks for accepting! I'm currently reading your book "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac" and it's really good so far. :)


Gabrielle Carolina Gabrielle, (odd to write my own name not as a signature) thank you for answering my question in tonights chat. You made me happy dance.

Blessings,

Gabrielle Carolina

(There, that's better) ; )


message 10: by morgan

morgan Hi- You probably get this a lot, but I <3 your books! I loved Elsewhere, and I am impatiently awaiting Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac to be available at the library! Pleasepleaseplease keep writing!


message 11: by Myeva

Myeva Newsome OMG! thanks for accepting ma friendship. :D


message 12: by Lulu

Lulu Thank you so much for accepting! I love your books and reread them more than HP, which means a LOT. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac is my favorite novel :)


Alejandro Thanks a lot for accepting my friend request :)

Last week I didn't know anything about your books, but now I am having a wonderful time reading "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry". And hopefully I will read more of your book in the very near future.


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