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Sarah Jio is the New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST CAMELLIA, BLACKBERRY WINTER, THE VIOLETS OF MARCH (a Library Journal Best Book of 2011), THE BUNGALOW, and the forthcoming, MORNING GLORY (11/26/13), all from Penguin/Plume. Sarah is also the former health and fitness blogger for She has written thousands of articles for national magazines including Redbook, O, The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, SELF, Real Simple, Fitness, Marie Claire, and many others. She has appeared as a commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition. Sarah lives in Seattle with her husband and their three young boys.


With much gratitude and love for all the friends, family, colleagues and mentors who helped me arrive at this place in my career, I am turning the page to a new chapter (and toasting with some sparkling cider with my 3-year-old!). After seven novels with Penguin Books (and nothing but fondness and appreciation to my beloved editor and friends at Penguin), I am so thrilled to announce that I h...

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The Look of Love
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We're each given one life, and it's our job to make it useful, beautiful, and fulfilling. There is no value in suffering through it, doing something we hate. There's no prize at the end for that kind of endurance. Just a spent life.Sarah Jio
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You know, things fall apart. You grieve. And then you sit around and wait for things to somehow get perfect again. But they don’t. They never can. There is no perfect. There’s just different. But different can be wonderful.Sarah Jio
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Goodnight June is June's story. June inherits from her great aunt Ruby a small, cozy children's bookstore - Bluebird Books, where June spent..." Read more of this review »
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Sarah Jio has written another bestseller that will appeal to many readers. Sarah Jio explains the inspiration behind Goodnight June. Many times readers do not have access to that information. I think this makes the r..." Read more of this review »
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"Goodnight June is the first book i have read by Sarah Jio and it certainly won't be my last! I was pleasantly surprised to receive this book through Penguin's First to Read program. I had frankly never heard of the author before I read the plot to..." Read more of this review »
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I wrote this novel while renting a houseboat in Seattle as my "office"--it was one of the most memorable times of my life. I hope you enjoy the characters as much as I enjoyed dreaming them up! xoxo
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“If summer had a flavor, it was pink bubble gum.”
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“The definition of a true friend is not someone who swoops in when you're going through a rough patch. True friendship is when someone can appreciate your happiness - celebrate your happiness, even when she's not necessarily happy herself.”
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“Great love endures time, heartache, and distance. And even when all seems lost, true love lives on.”
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Eloise Hi Sarah! thank you for the friend request :)

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