Annie Barrows





Annie Barrows

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Annie grew up in Northern California, and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with a degree in Medieval History. Unable to find a job in the middle ages, she decided upon a career as an editor, eventually landing at Chronicle Books in San Francisco, where she was in charge of "all the books that nobody in their right mind would publish." After earning an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Mills College, Annie wrote (as Ann Fiery) a number of books for grown-ups about such diverse subjects as fortune-telling (she can read palms!), urban legends (there are no alligators in the sewer!), and opera (she knows what they're singing about!). In 2003, Annie grew weary of grown-ups, and began to write for kids, which she found to be w ...more


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June 2015, Annie Barrows
"Her Favorite Books About Small Towns: Visit tiny towns with big heart in these five recs from the author of The Truth According to Us, set in 1930s West Virginia." ...More

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“We clung to books and to our friends; they reminded us that we had another part to us.”
Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“That's what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive—all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.”
Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“Men are more interesting in books than they are in real life.”
Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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