Gabrielle Zevin

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GABRIELLE ZEVIN is an internationally bestselling author whose books have sold millions of copies and been translated into over thirty languages.

Her eighth novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (2014), spent months on the New York Times Bestseller List, reached #1 on the National Indie Best Seller List, and has been a bestseller all around the world. The Toronto Globe and Mail called the book “a powerful novel about the power of novels.” Her debut, Margarettown, was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. The Hole We’re In was a New York Times Editor’s Choice title.

She has also written books for young readers. Her best known young adult novel is Elsewhere, an American Library Association Notable Children’s
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Gabrielle Zevin Thank you! There are several possible answers to this question, and I almost hate to narrow it down to one. Perhaps it's silly, but I like readers to…moreThank you! There are several possible answers to this question, and I almost hate to narrow it down to one. Perhaps it's silly, but I like readers to be able to imagine whichever quote they'd like on Jacob Gardner's wrist. However, if pressed, I think it most likely comes from the dedication of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: "some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again."—gz(less)
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Women are 50.8% of the population, and they make up a whopping 58.3% of the US civilian labor force.

Yet, in…more
Hey yourself! Here are some numbers:

Women are 50.8% of the population, and they make up a whopping 58.3% of the US civilian labor force.

Yet, in 2018, women occupied around 20% of the seats in the US House, and 23% of the seats in the US Senate. Just under half of all states have never elected a female governor, including New York, the state where I was born, and California, the state where I currently live. 96.5% of all supreme court judges have been men. And yes, because I know you were thinking about it -- women still earn 80.5 cents for every dollar a man earns.

Can it really be a representational democracy if the government doesn't reflect the people who live there? I think about this a lot, don't you?
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

3.99 avg rating — 188,581 ratings — published 2014 — 97 editions
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Elsewhere

3.91 avg rating — 47,534 ratings — published 2005 — 46 editions
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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

3.69 avg rating — 32,938 ratings — published 2007 — 23 editions
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Young Jane Young

3.77 avg rating — 18,556 ratings — published 2017 — 27 editions
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All These Things I've Done ...

3.70 avg rating — 13,404 ratings — published 2011 — 27 editions
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Because It Is My Blood (Bir...

3.91 avg rating — 4,488 ratings — published 2012 — 21 editions
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In the Age of Love and Choc...

4.01 avg rating — 2,540 ratings — published 2013 — 17 editions
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Margarettown

3.45 avg rating — 1,064 ratings — published 2005 — 21 editions
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The Hole We're in

3.20 avg rating — 1,005 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Gabrielle Zevin eBook Sampler

3.53 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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I think she is my favorite writer, and for me, this is just about a perfect novel. I love her voice-y, arch third person. I love the way this book moves through time. She won the Pulitzer Prize for this book, becoming the first woman to win a ...more
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I think she is my favorite writer, and for me, this is just about a perfect novel. I love her voice-y, arch third person. I love the way this book moves through time. She won the Pulitzer Prize for this book, becoming the first woman to win a ...more
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More of Gabrielle's books…
“Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it.
Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens,
that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook
your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both.”
Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

“Sometimes books don't find us until the right time.”
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

“It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could.”
Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

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“We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.”
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“All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
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“The opinion that art should have nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude.”
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Alejandro Thanks a lot for accepting my friend request :)

Last week I didn't know anything about your books, but now I am having a wonderful time reading "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry". And hopefully I will read more of your book in the very near future.


message 11: by Lulu

Lulu Thank you so much for accepting! I love your books and reread them more than HP, which means a LOT. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac is my favorite novel :)


message 10: by Myeva

Myeva Newsome OMG! thanks for accepting ma friendship. :D


morgan Hi- You probably get this a lot, but I <3 your books! I loved Elsewhere, and I am impatiently awaiting Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac to be available at the library! Pleasepleaseplease keep writing!


Gabrielle Carolina Gabrielle, (odd to write my own name not as a signature) thank you for answering my question in tonights chat. You made me happy dance.

Blessings,

Gabrielle Carolina

(There, that's better) ; )


message 7: by Sonia

Sonia Thanks for accepting! I'm currently reading your book "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac" and it's really good so far. :)


Nafiza I can't wait for Birthright! Your words are magic. No, honestly.


message 5: by ♪Chloe (last edited Jun 21, 2010 10:32AM)

♪Chloe  the Beatles Fanatic♫ Hi,
Thanks for accepting my friend request! I was wondering, where do you come up with these amazing ideas for your books? They are just, awesome!!


Morgen thats not my real name. dont worry. my friend made it up for me :)


Morgen I LOVE ELSEWHERE! that is an amazing book! will you make more about it? please please please please?!?!?!
~Princess Morgarita Oragami Renesme Gwendleth Aileen Rikkita Ivy Thalia Alexa
FROM XOLARROZ CASTLE


Gabrielle Amrita wrote: "Hi,
I just wanted to say that I love your books. Thanks for accepting my friend request!
Amrita"


Thanks for the compliment! Yours, GZ


Amrita Hi,
I just wanted to say that I love your books. Thanks for accepting my friend request!
Amrita


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