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Francesca Lia Block

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Francesca Lia Block is the author of more than twenty-five books of fiction, non-fiction, short stories and poetry. She received the Spectrum Award, the Phoenix Award, the ALA Rainbow Award and the 2005 Margaret A. Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as other citations from the American Library Association and from the New York Times Book Review, School Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly. She was named Writer-in-Residence at Pasadena City College in 2014. Her work has been translated into Italian, French, German Japanese, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Portuguese. Francesca has also published stories, poems, essays and interviews in The Los Angeles Times, The L.A. Review of Books, Spin, Nylon, Black Clock and Rattle amo ...more

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“You are in my blood. I can't help it. We can't be anywhere except together.”
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“Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars. Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground. Birthday candles. Baby teeth.”
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message 5: by becca

becca sporky Did you know that Anne Dillard also uses the term Shangri -la in her book Teaching a Stone to Talk?


Francesca Block Cristina wrote: "my favorite shelf in my house is my flb shelf <3 thank you for always responding to my fan-love on twitter and for adding me as a friend here, it only gives me more reason to treasure and adore you..."

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Cristina my favorite shelf in my house is my flb shelf <3 thank you for always responding to my fan-love on twitter and for adding me as a friend here, it only gives me more reason to treasure and adore your books- some of my most prized possessions x


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Kris Neri Thanks for adding this mystery & paranormal author, Francesca. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.

Kris

Kris Neri
Magical Alienation: A Samantha Brennan and Annabelle Haggerty Magical Mystery


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C. McKenzie Hi,

How great to find another reader, reviewer here.


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