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Gabrielle Zevin is a screenwriter and a novelist. As a screenwriter, Gabrielle has optioned several screenplays, and her screenplay for Conversations wiith Other Women, was filmed with Helena Bonham Carter and Aaron Eckhart in the lead roles, now availble on DVD.
Gabrielle is a 2000 graduate of Harvard with a degree in English & American Literature. She was born in New York and lives there still with one pug dog, Mrs. DeWinter, and her partner of ten years, director Hans Canosa.
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A.J. Fikry owns a failing bookshop. His wife has just died, in tragic circumstances. His rare and valuable first edition has been stolen. His life is a wreck. Amelia is a book rep, with a big heart, and a lonely life. Maya is the baby left on A.J.'s bookshop floor with a note. What happens in the bookshop that changes the lives of these seemingly normal but extraordinary characters? This is the story of how unexpected love can rescue you and bring you back to real life, in a world that you won't want to leave, with characters that you will come to love.
Part thriller, part romance and set in a futuristic but effectively bankrupt New York where life is tough and bears no resemblance to the 21st century that we know. Anya is a feisty and likeable teen heroine who is trying to keep her kid siblings and grandmother together following the death of her mafia member parents in a gang-related murder. Both the story and the setting are well drawn as are the characters. The author's style is unique and original so if you're already a fan of her two previous novels then you'll love this, the first in a planned trilogy. If you're new to her then All These Things I've Done is a great place to start.
From the author of Elsewhere comes an extraordinary story of identity, memory loss and self-discovery. Naomiâs voyage of finding out just who she really is and what defines her, as a person, is one many a teenager goes through. As we get to know Naomi and her life, we are allowed to be completely involved, cheering her on, booing the bad decisions, and distressing over all her indecisiveness and learning from it. Its well written teenage fiction and the title is sure to grab the attention of teenagers everywhere.
How do you describe ELSEWHERE? A novel so astoundingly original and carefully crafted that its complexities become common place and the common place resounds with poetry? In this delightful novel death is a begining, a new start. Liz is killed in a hit a run accident and her 'life' takes a very unexpected turn. At nearly sixteen she knows she will never get married, never have children, and perhaps never fall in love. But in Elsewhere all things carry on almost as they did on earth except that the inhabitants get younger, dogs and humans can communicate (at last) new relationships are formed and old ones sadly interrupted on earth are renewed. Full of the most ingenious detail and woven around the most touching and charming relationships this is a novel of hope, of redemption and re-birth. It is a novel that tells of sadness with heart-breaking honesty and of love and happiness with uplifting brilliance.