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 prais
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CLOUD Named Midwest Connections November Pick

The Midwest Independent Booksellers Association have named A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl as one of their Midwest Connections November picks. Read More

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Average rating: 3.49 · 18,210 ratings · 2,605 reviews · 30 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Year We Left Home

3.40 avg rating — 6,032 ratings — published 2011 — 17 editions
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The Humanity Project

3.23 avg rating — 1,422 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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Throw Like a Girl

3.46 avg rating — 742 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl

3.36 avg rating — 766 ratings — published 2018 — 10 editions
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The Witch And Other Tales R...

3.29 avg rating — 658 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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She Poured Out Her Heart

3.09 avg rating — 493 ratings — published 2016 — 7 editions
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Do Not Deny Me

3.64 avg rating — 381 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Who Do You Love: Stories

3.75 avg rating — 353 ratings — published 1999 — 5 editions
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Wide Blue Yonder

3.61 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 2001 — 6 editions
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City Boy

3.43 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 2004 — 6 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 had a heart like a Twinkie, full of oversweet goo, yes, a real junk-food heart.”
Jean Thompson, Who Do You Love: Stories

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