Jean Ferris





Jean Ferris

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This author is not afraid to tackle difficult subjects: living with a deaf parent (Of Sound Mind), facing the consequences of a criminal act (Bad), or questioning one's sexuality (Eight Seconds). But Jean Ferris is also adept at writing comedy, historical fiction, and romance. What's most interesting is that she didn't publish her first novel until she was in her mid-40s. Yet she's never forgotten the intense feelings and changes of her own teenage years. Critics as well as teen readers have seen the evidence of that in her writing and have honored her novels with a number of awards, from Best Books for Young Adults to various state and National Book Award nominations.


Average rating: 3.91 · 21,618 ratings · 2,041 reviews · 29 distinct works · Similar authors
Once Upon a Marigold (Upon ...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 15,496 ratings — published 2002 — 16 editions
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Twice Upon a Marigold (Upon...
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Love Among the Walnuts
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,037 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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Of Sound Mind
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 462 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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Thrice Upon a Marigold (Upo...
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Much Ado About Grubstake
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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Bad
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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Into the Wind (American Dre...
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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Eight Seconds
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Weather the Storm (American...
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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“And they lived happily (aside from a few normal disagreements, misunderstandings, pouts, silent treatments, and unexpected calamities) ever after.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold

“I'm starting to believe that happily ever after includes people doing things that upset each other. We all get cranky, or impatient, or worried, or careless enough to do or say things that hurt someone else. Like it or not, that's normal. We can't blame it all on Olympia's bad energy. The important part is that we feel sorry about what we've done and make up for it. That's something Olympia never did.”
Jean Ferris, Twice Upon a Marigold

“That cup of tea is definately not down your alley”
Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold
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