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Gabrielle Zevin

Biography

Gabrielle Zevin

Gabrielle Zevin is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have been translated into more than 30 languages. Her eighth novel, THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY, spent more than four months on the New York Times bestseller list, reached #1 on the National Indie Bestseller list, and has been a bestseller all around the world. She has also written books for children and young adults, including the award-winning ELSEWHERE.

Books by Gabrielle Zevin

by Gabrielle Zevin - Fiction

Aviva Grossman, an ambitious congressional intern in Florida, makes the mistake of having an affair with her boss --- and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, the beloved congressman doesn’t take the fall. But Aviva does, and her life is over before it hardly begins. She sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. This time, she tries to be smarter about her life and strives to raise her daughter, Ruby, to be strong and confident. But when Aviva decides to run for public office herself, that long-ago mistake trails her via the Internet and catches up. It’s only a matter of time until Ruby finds out who her mother was and is forced to reconcile that person with the one she knows.

by Gabrielle Zevin - Fiction

A.J. Fikry's life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history; and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. Slowly but surely, he is isolating himself from all the people of Alice Island . Then a mysterious package appears at the bookstore --- an unexpected arrival that gives A.J. the opportunity to make his life over and the ability to see everything anew.

by Gabrielle Zevin - Dystopian, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya Balachine. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win. But after a terrible misjudgment leaves Anya fighting for her life, she is forced to reckon with her choices.

by Gabrielle Zevin - Fiction

If Naomi had picked tails, she would have won the coin toss. She wouldn’t have had to go back for the yearbook camera, and she wouldn’t have hit her head on the steps. She wouldn’t have woken up in an ambulance with amnesia. She certainly would have remembered her boyfriend, Ace. She might even have remembered why she fell in love with him in the first place. She would understand why her best friend, Will, keeps calling her “Chief.” She’d know about her mom’s new family. She’d know about her dad’s fiancée. She never would have met James, the boy with the questionable past and the even fuzzier future, who tells her he once wanted to kiss her. She wouldn’t have wanted to kiss him back. But Naomi picked heads.

by Gabrielle Zevin - Fiction

Fifteen-year-old Liz Hall is looking forward to earning her driver's license, graduating high school and attending college. But on the way to help her best friend shop for a prom dress, Liz is killed by a hit-and-run driver. End of story? Not even close. In Gabrielle Zevin's witty and wise new novel, Liz awakens on a cruise ship bound for the afterlife.