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Elizabeth Jennings

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Elizabeth Jennings has worked as a features writer, copywriter, tutor, and adjunct instructor, but first and foremost, she is a reader on the hunt for the next great story. Her short fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including Prime Number Magazine, Apalachee Review, and the children’s magazine Ladybug. A native of Clemson, South Carolina, she earned degrees in English from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The University of Delaware. She lives with her family within view of Mount Pisgah in the ancient and lush Blue Ridge Mountains.

As both author and reader, Jennings has a deep affinity for quiet, character-driven stories and novels. She also has a fondness for frame tales and interconnected stories in wh
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The Button Collector is out of print but still in select libraries!

The Button Collector went out of print at the end of 2018 when PageSpring Publishing closed up shop. It's difficult for small presses to exist in 2019, and I'll always be grateful to Lynn Bartels and Rebecca Seum, who did such an amazing job bringing my book to life--button sketches and all!!!

My book is still in some libraries and can be found here and there. For more information, read my blog on Read more of this blog post »
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The Button Collector

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Another fun summer read. Nice puzzle plot line. I liked the development of the dad's character.
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A fun summer read with cool insights. It's a big over the top at times but of course it is.
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I'd resisted reading this because I felt a book about a siege would be too dark, but the characters came alive and in the end this was a hopeful book. It is somewhat reminiscent of The Red Tent as well as other Alice Hoffman works. I found the detail ...more
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“She opened up the glass jar she kept spare buttons in and began sorting through them. It was like handling bits and pieces of the past—buttons from loved ones’ dresses and suits and coats carefully gathered up and saved for future use. She had inherited many of the buttons from her mother and grandmother, even her Great Aunt Maggie. Each woman adding to the collection, like curators of a family museum. Now what would happen to them?”
Elizabeth Jennings, The Button Collector

“It’s been four years, and it’s still impossible for me to believe at times. After all, it shouldn’t be possible, should it? It simply should not come to pass that the presence you’ve known since before your birth just disappears. The person who first held you, the person who got up in the night with you, who knew how to drive you to the edge of crazy and then bring you back to safety again … how can a person like that just be gone?”
Elizabeth Jennings, The Button Collector

“When I'm really into a novel, I'm seeing the world differently during that time— not just for the hour or so in the day when I get to read. I'm actually walking around in a haze, spellbound by the book and looking at everything through a different prism.”
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“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
Albert Einstein

“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”
Annie Dillard, The Living

“It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
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