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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I went to Hawaii for vacation this summer. I had zero jet lag and no lost baggage because I traveled by book--The Descendants to be exact. Along the way, I got to compare the novel to the film. There's a big difference. HINT: it has to do with unreliable narrators!!!! Check out my blog for details!

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This spring, my husband and I watched the HBO series, which is set in California, so I wanted to see how that would compare to the Australian book.

I had several angles to consider as I read the book. For starters, it’s always fun to consider why a s
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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?”
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“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?”
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“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.”
Colin Firth

“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.”
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“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.”
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“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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