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Jean Thompson


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Jean Thompson is a New York Times bestselling author and her new novel, The Humanity Project will be published by Blue Rider Press on April 23, 2013.

Thompson is also the author of the novel The Year We Left Home, the acclaimed short fiction collections Do Not Deny Me, and Throw Like a Girl as well as the novel City Boy; the short story collection Who Do You Love, and she is a 1999 National Book Award finalist for fiction as well as and the novel Wide Blue Yonder, a New York Times Notable Book and Chicago Tribune Best Fiction selection for 2002.

Her short fiction has been published in many magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, and been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize. Jean's work has been pra
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Average rating: 3.49 · 20,213 ratings · 2,906 reviews · 33 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Year We Left Home

3.39 avg rating — 6,497 ratings — published 2011 — 19 editions
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The Humanity Project

3.22 avg rating — 1,499 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl

3.32 avg rating — 1,062 ratings — published 2018 — 9 editions
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Throw Like a Girl: Stories

3.47 avg rating — 772 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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The Poet's House

3.71 avg rating — 678 ratings — published 2022 — 10 editions
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The Witch and Other Tales R...

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She Poured Out Her Heart

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Do Not Deny Me

3.63 avg rating — 391 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Who Do You Love: Stories

3.75 avg rating — 376 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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Wide Blue Yonder

3.62 avg rating — 173 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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“You wanted to believe that getting older, growing up, would change everything, transform you into the amazing person you were meant to be. But what if it didn't? What if you had to stay you forever?”
Jean Thompson, The Humanity Project

“We were afraid of so many things: Of our children, who lived in their own world of casually lurid pleasures, zombies and cartoon killers and thuggish music. Of our neighbors, who were buying gold and ammunition and great quantities of freeze-dried food, and who were organizing themselves into angry tribes recognizable to one another by bumper stickers.”
Jean Thompson, The Humanity Project
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“She'd permed her hair to within an inch of its life. When she moved her head, the mass of hair followed along behind her a split second later."

Perhaps you had to live through the late 70's, early 80's to appreciate this.”
Jean Thompson, The Year We Left Home

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