Search Results: "Dan Zevin"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"Not the best of the genre, but nowhere near the worst."
This occasionally humorous volume is the latest addition to a rapidly growing selection of books by—and about and for—the post-hipster dad. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2002

"A pointed guide to growing up that will be funny to those who have accomplished it (more or less), as well as those who have yet to attempt it."
Even the friskiest satirists of Gen X seem to have realized that they too are subject to aging, the raw material for every comic writer's stock in trade. Here, journeyman humorist, campus lecturer, and radio commentator Zevin takes his turn at trying on an ill-fitting mask of maturity. Read full book review >

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THE STORIED LIFE OF A. J. FIKRY by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A likable literary love story about selling books and finding love."
Zevin (Margarettown, 2006, etc.) chronicles the life of A. J. Fikry, a man who holds no brief for random acts, who yearns for a distinct narrative, who flounders about until his life is reordered by happenstance. Read full book review >

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YOUNG JANE YOUNG by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"This book will not only thoroughly entertain everyone who reads it; it is the most immaculate takedown of slut-shaming in literature or anywhere else. Cheers, and gratitude, to the author."
When a young political intern in South Florida has an affair with her boss, it leads to disaster—at least at first. Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF A TEENAGE AMNESIAC by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"This unusual love story has only a few lapses and will be well received by teens intrigued by the concept. (Fiction. YA)"
Zevin constructs a unique take on the teenage question of "Who Am I?" Read full book review >

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IN THE AGE OF LOVE AND CHOCOLATE by Gabrielle Zevin
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"As rich as quality chocolate. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Anya Balanchine comes into her own in business and in matters of the heart while circumventing the chocolate prohibition with her medicinal cacao nightclub in the multiple-year-spanning conclusion to the Birthright trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE HOLE WE’RE IN  by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"Zevin's ambitious reach into the future may put off some readers, but others will warm to her clear-eyed compassion for people doing the best they can and wreaking considerable damage along the way."
Picture-perfect evangelical family spirals out of control. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE IT IS MY BLOOD by Gabrielle Zevin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Required reading if you own the first title. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
In this sequel to All These Things I've Done (2011), 17-year-old Anya Balanchine, heir apparent to the illegal chocolate trade in 2083 New York City, attempts to leave her criminal past behind with mixed results. Read full book review >

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ALL THESE THINGS I'VE DONE by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Still, the love story's to die for, and the tangled web of relationships will keep readers intrigued to the last page. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
Some four years after Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2007), Zevin returns to teen fiction with a story about the daughter of a Russian-American crime boss making her way in a grimly familiar 2083. Read full book review >

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ELSEWHERE by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2005

"Hopeful and engaging. (Fiction. 12+)"
An unusual premise and a thoughtful treatment make Zevin's first effort at writing for young adults a success. Read full book review >

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MARGARETTOWN by Gabrielle Zevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 2005

"A droll piece of romantic whimsy, with an unexpected resonance."
When you love Margaret Towne, you love all the Margaret Townes. Read full book review >

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DAN CHAON
by Stephanie Buschardt

When bestselling author Dan Chaon heard about a conspiracy at his sister’s university linking a string of drowning deaths to a serial killer, he scribbled it down in his notebook and let it simmer—for 10 years. “I kept trying to figure out a way to go back to it,” says Chaon. “And then eventually that image of [a] kid ...


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