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Jennifer Close is the best-selling author of Girls in White Dresses and The Smart One. Her new novel, The Hopefuls, will be out in July 2016. Born and raised on the North Shore of Chicago, she is a graduate of Boston College and received her MFA in Fiction Writing from the New School in 2005. She worked in New York in magazines for many years. She now lives in Washington, DC, and teaches creative writing at George Washington University.

Average rating: 3.23 · 55,216 ratings · 5,696 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Girls in White Dresses

3.16 avg rating — 32,832 ratings — published 2011 — 24 editions
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The Hopefuls

3.33 avg rating — 15,849 ratings — published 2016 — 13 editions
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The Smart One

3.35 avg rating — 6,534 ratings — published 2013 — 19 editions
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The Assistants by Camille Perri
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So addictive! Anyone who's ever been an assistant will love this!
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Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny
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One of my favorites of last year! Funny and sad and witty all at the same time.
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American Housewife by Helen Ellis
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Couldn't stop laughing at this book! Highly recommend!
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“Sometimes she missed people before they even left her, got depressed about a vacation being over before it started.”
Jennifer Close, Girls in White Dresses

“In college, twenty-nine had seemed impossibly old. By now, she'd thought, she'd be married and have kids. But as each year went by, she didn't feel much different than she had before. Time kept going by and she was just here, the same.”
Jennifer Close, Girls in White Dresses

“You never want to be the first one of your friends to get married. If you are, just resign yourself to the fact that your wedding will be a shitshow. Most people are still single, open bars are a novelty, and no matter how elegant the wedding was planned to be, it will end up looking like a scene out of Girls Gone Wild.”
Jennifer Close, Girls in White Dresses

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