Young Jane Young

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Penguin Canada, Aug 29, 2017 - Fiction - 272 pages
From the author of the international bestseller The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry:

Named a Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction of 2017
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
A Chatelaine Best Fall Reads pick
#1 on the August Library Reads list

An Entertainment Weekly’s “13 Books to Read in August”
An Amazon’s “Best Books of the Month” for August
A Barnes & Noble “August’s Best New Fiction” pick
#3 on the September Indie Next List


“A smart, intersectional feminist tour de force.” —Washington Times

From Gabrielle Zevin, beloved author of the international bestsellers Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow and The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, comes another story with unforgettable characters that is particularly suited to the times we live in now.


This is the story of five women...

Meet Rachel Grossman.
She’ll stop at nothing to protect her daughter, Aviva, even if it ends up costing her everything.

Meet Jane Young.
She’s disrupting a quiet life with her daughter, Ruby, to seek political office for the first time.

Meet Ruby Young.
She thinks her mom has a secret. She’s right.

Meet Embeth Levin.
She’s made a career of cleaning up her congressman husband’s messes.

Meet Aviva Grossman.
The internet won’t let her or anyone else forget her past transgressions.

“It’s brilliant and hilarious. . . . It has a heart. And a spine. It’s exactly what we need more of right now.” —Chicago Tribune

“Splendid. . . . [Zevin’s] vibrant and playful writing, and the fully realized characters taking turns as narrator, bring the story a zestful energy.” —Booklist

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About the author (2017)

GABRIELLE ZEVIN is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of several critically acclaimed novels, including Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, winner of the Goodreads Choice Fiction Award and named Amazon’s Best Book of 2022, as well as a Best Book of the Year by Indigo, TIME, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, and more; The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, winner of the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association Award and the Japan Booksellers’ Award, among other honors; and Young Jane Young, winner of the Southern Book Prize. Her novels have been translated into thirty-nine languages. She has also written books for young readers, including the award-winning Elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles.

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