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Matthew Quick

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Matthew Quick is the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook—which was made into an Oscar-winning film—and eight other novels, including We Are the Light, a #1 Indie Next Pick and a Book of the Month selection. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages, received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, was an LA Times Book Prize finalist, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a #1 bestseller in Brazil, a Deutscher Jugendliteratur Preis 2016 (German Youth Literature Prize) nominee, and selected by Nancy Pearl as one of Summer’s Best Books for NPR. The Hollywood Reporter has named him one of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. Matthew lives with his wife, the novelist Alicia Bessette, on N ...more

B&N Poured Over Podcast

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Published on November 26, 2022 10:28 Tags: b-n, barnes-and-noble, matthew-quick, poured-over-podcast, we-are-the-light
Average rating: 3.91 · 255,096 ratings · 27,536 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Silver Linings Playbook

3.98 avg rating — 154,644 ratings — published 2008 — 88 editions
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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

3.88 avg rating — 45,443 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
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The Good Luck of Right Now

3.62 avg rating — 17,335 ratings — published 2014 — 56 editions
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Boy21

3.96 avg rating — 10,087 ratings — published 2012 — 26 editions
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Every Exquisite Thing

3.65 avg rating — 8,016 ratings — published 2016 — 32 editions
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Sorta Like a Rock Star

3.90 avg rating — 6,415 ratings — published 2010 — 22 editions
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Love May Fail

3.55 avg rating — 6,190 ratings — published 2015 — 31 editions
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The Reason You're Alive

4.02 avg rating — 4,096 ratings — published 2017 — 24 editions
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We Are the Light

3.88 avg rating — 2,736 ratings — published 2022 — 7 editions
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" My introductory WE ARE THE LIGHT essay is now up on Lit Hub. Click this link to read: Healing, Then Writing: Confronting Writer’s Block in the Early Years of Sobriety Matthew Quick Writes “a Love Letter to the Redemptive Forces of Story.” An..." Read more of this blog post »
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" Angela wrote: "Eagerly awaiting my signed copy (and your book tour)! Yay!"

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" WE ARE THE LIGHT is the #1 Indie Next List Pick for November 2022! Thanks to all the indie booksellers who made this happen. You are appreciated! Check it out: https://www.bookweb.org/news/november-2022-indie-next-list-preview-1628785"
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" Wednesday, July 13, 2022: Maximum Shelf: We Are the Light Review: "Filled with everyday guardian angels, this bittersweet, redemptive meditation on rebuilding after the unthinkable reminds readers that beauty can be found even among shatte..." Read more of this blog post »
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Can't wait to read We Are the Light? Bridge the gap with my Monthly Personal Letter. Now through November, these letters will be a behind-the-scenes and life-affirming supplement to the WATL reading experience. No spoilers. I'll also be talking about ...more
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Can't wait to read We Are the Light? Bridge the gap with my Monthly Personal Letter. Now through November, these letters will be a behind-the-scenes and life-affirming supplement to the WATL reading experience. No spoilers. I'll also be talking about ...more
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“I don't want to stay in the bad place, where no one believes in silver linings or love or happy endings.”
Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

“If clouds are blocking the sun, there will always be a silver lining that reminds me to keep on trying.”
Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

“Life is not a PG feel-good movie. Real life often ends badly. Literature tries to document this reality, while showing us it is still possible for us to endure nobly.”
Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook

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