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; THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW; LOVE MAY FAIL; THE REASON YOU’RE ALIVE; and four young adult novels: SORTA LIKE A ROCK STAR; BOY21; FORGIVE ME, LEONARD PEACOCK; and EVERY EXQUISITE THING. 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 Pow ...more

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The Silver Linings Playbook

3.99 avg rating — 149,622 ratings — published 2008 — 86 editions
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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

3.89 avg rating — 41,363 ratings — published 2013 — 41 editions
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The Good Luck of Right Now

3.61 avg rating — 16,743 ratings — published 2014 — 56 editions
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3.98 avg rating — 9,228 ratings — published 2012 — 26 editions
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Sorta Like a Rock Star

3.92 avg rating — 5,804 ratings — published 2010 — 21 editions
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Every Exquisite Thing

3.65 avg rating — 6,901 ratings — published 2016 — 32 editions
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The Reason You're Alive

4.02 avg rating — 3,548 ratings — published 2017 — 24 editions
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Love May Fail

3.54 avg rating — 5,801 ratings — published 2015 — 30 editions
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