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David Ebershoff

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David Ebershoff is the author of four books, including The Danish Girl and the #1 bestseller The 19th Wife. The Danish Girl has been adapted as a major motion picture starring Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne and directed by Academy Award-winning director of The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper. The 19th Wife was made into a television movie that has aired around the globe. Ebershoff's books have been translated into twenty languages to critical acclaim and twice Out Magazine has named him to its annual Out 100 list of influential LGBT people. David teaches in the graduate writing program of Columbia University. Originally from Pasadena, California, he now lives in New York City.

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The 19th Wife

3.63 avg rating — 50,063 ratings — published 2008 — 39 editions
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The Danish Girl

3.74 avg rating — 14,003 ratings — published 2000 — 62 editions
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Pasadena

3.43 avg rating — 615 ratings — published 2002 — 13 editions
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The Rose City: Stories

3.62 avg rating — 73 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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Voici venir les rêveurs by Imbolo Mbue
"Voici venir les rêveurs est un roman atypique à la fois emprunt de douceur et d'importance.
Sur fond de chasse à l'american dream, nous suivons Jende (sa femme Neni et son fils Liomi), jeune camerounais, vivant à New-York depuis trois ans et essaya..." Read more of this review »
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Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
"Each generation encourages their children and loved ones to work hard, be honest and forthright, and reach for the stars. This is the American Dream Jende Jorga works toward by leaving Cameroon on a visitors visa. Working as a dishwasher and liver..." Read more of this review »
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“Last year when my grandma fell and broke her hip she couldn't paint her toenails anymore. So my grandpa started doing it for her, even after he fell and broke his hip, too. For me, that's love.”
David Ebershoff, The 19th Wife

“Einar felt lonely, and he wondered if anybody in the world would ever know him.”
David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl

“I know someone loves me from how they say my name. Like with my mom and dad, when they say "Benjamin" it's like my name is safe in their mouth.”
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“A man will reveal his true self, or so it seems, on the tennis court.”
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“One can become so sentimental about a person's absence, but it's impossible to be consistently sentimental in his presence - when you're confronted with the quotidian selfishness and silence that, I'm given to understand, comprise most of a life. But we were just so new.”
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“But all that talk. All those confidences. He shuddered to think about it. At the time, though, he didn't know any better, and he was filled the gleeful lurching and teeth-chattering panic of early and undiagnosed love.”
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“I will admit it sometimes felt strange to me to make the confession to someone and later catch them laughing, or flirting, or eating a sandwich, instead of tearing at the injustice of it all or sitting quietly at the center of a grand and monstrous grief. The disaster of my life might be only the worst thing another person heard that afternoon; they might have forgotten by dinnertime; they might have been more heartbroken by watching certain movies.”
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mari Hi. Just found out I won a copy of The 19th Wife through First-Reads. I can't wait to read it.


Cayenne The 19th Wife came today!! Thank you so much! It is a super long flight from DC to South Africa! I am so glad to have your book to read!!! Cheers!


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David Ebershoff I hope you enjoy it!




Avry15 Thanks' for the friend request!:)


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David Ebershoff You're welcome. I hope you enjoy THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON.


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