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Gabrielle Zevin

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GABRIELLE ZEVIN is an internationally bestselling author whose books have been translated into over thirty languages.

Her eighth novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (2014), spent months on the New York Times Best Seller 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 also writes books for young readers. Her best known young adult novel is Elsewhere, an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book. Of Elsewhere, the New York
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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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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

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Elsewhere

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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

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“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.”
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“Sometimes books don't find us until the right time.”
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“It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could.”
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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 12: 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 11: by Myeva

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


message 10: by morgan

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 8: by Sonia

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


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Gabrielle! :)


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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