J.P. Monninger


JP MONNINGER, author of The Map that Leads to You, is an award-winning writer. He has published novels for adults and teens and three works of nonfiction. The New York Times Book Review has said of Monninger that he “comes to writing with his five sense wide open”. His work has appeared in American Heritage, Scientific American, Readers Digest, Glamour, Playboy, Story, Fiction, The Boston Globe, Sports Illustrated and Ellery Queen, among other publications. He has twice received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and has also received a fellowship from the New Hampshire Council for the Arts. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso, from 1975-77. He is a Professor of English at Plymouth State U ...more

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“It is the last great minute before he walks into your life, but you don't know that yet, can't know. Later, though, you will try to imagine where he was in this exact instant, when he had turned and started to travel toward you, you to him, and how the world around both of you took no notice. Your life would not be the same, but that was all waiting, up in the air, all fate and chance and inevitability.”
J.P. Monninger, The Map That Leads to You

“Life doesn't happen someplace in the future. You said that. You said life happens here and now, and it's a fool's bargain to let something good go now in the hope of something better at a later date.”
J.P. Monninger, The Map That Leads to You
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“If I had six lives, I would want to spend them with you. Every last one.”
J.P. Monninger, The Map That Leads to You



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