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Jennifer Longo’s WHAT I CARRY (Penguin Random House "A NOVEL OF NUANCE AND HUMANITY” -Kirkus, Starred) published Januray 21, 2020. Her debut novel SIX FEET OVER IT ("SUPERB" - Kirkus, Starred) published 2014 by Penguin Random House, Edited by Chelsea Eberly and represented by Melissa Sarver at Folio Literary. Her second novel, UP TO THIS POINTE ("SAVVY...VIVIDLY CONVEYED" The Bulletin, Starred) published 2016, also courtesy of Penguin Random House. A California native, Jennifer holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing For Theatre from Humboldt State University. She is a two-time Irene Ryan Best Actor award recipient and a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Best Full Length Script honoree for her play, FROZEN. A recent San ...more

Average rating: 3.89 · 3,256 ratings · 789 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Up to This Pointe

3.95 avg rating — 1,385 ratings — published 2016 — 5 editions
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Six Feet Over It

3.56 avg rating — 1,086 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
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What I Carry

4.26 avg rating — 785 ratings — published 2020 — 3 editions
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WHAT I CARRY has recieved a beautiful review from BOOKPAGE MAGAZINE, our third starred review! I am so grateful to BOOKPAGE, Penguin Random House Books, and Folio Literary for letting me tell Muiriel’s story. Here’s the full review:

“Jennifer Longo’s What I Carry is narrated by Muiriel, Muir for short, a resilient young woman born an orphan at the John Muir Medical Center (for which she was named)

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This book made me want to be a writer. Thank you, Katherine Patterson.
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First book I read then immediately re-read. I love this book more than life.
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More of Jennifer's books…
“...Your love is evident,' she says. 'But, darling, sometimes the ballet does not love us back.”
Jennifer Longo, Up to This Pointe

“She puts her mittened hands on the sides of my hood. “Okay, then remember: ‘Science is nothing but perception’—that’s Plato. He was all about getting out of the cave, seeing life from a new angle, in a new light, letting things move all they want. The ice we’re standing on is shifting as we speak. We’re not where we were five minutes ago. Be here while you’re here. Understand?”
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“It takes patience and love and bravery to have a home. To not just run off to the next place when things are hard. Or frightening. Or lonely.”
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