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Marisha Pessl

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Marisha Pessl grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and now lives in New York City. Special Topics in Calamity Physics, her debut novel, was a bestseller in both hardcover and paperback. It won the 2006 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize (now the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize), and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. Her new novel, Night Film, comes out August 20, 2013.

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Night Film

3.78 avg rating — 73,935 ratings — published 2013 — 69 editions
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3.71 avg rating — 39,992 ratings — published 2006 — 60 editions
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Neverworld Wake

3.77 avg rating — 12,410 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Night Film Extended Sampler

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2.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2015
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