Quotes by Gabrielle Zevin

"Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it.
Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens,
that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook
your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both."
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"Sometimes books don't find us until the right time."
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"It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could."
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"You know everything you need to know about a person from the answer to the question, What is your favorite book?"
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"The words you can’t find, you borrow.
We read to know we’re not alone. We read because we are alone. We read and we are not alone. We are not alone.
My life is in these books, he wants to tell her. Read these and know my heart.
We are not quite novels.

The analogy he is looking for is almost there.
We are not quite short stories. At this point, his life is seeming closest to that.
In the end, we are collected works."
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Books by Gabrielle Zevin

  • Elsewhere
  • 53,759 ratings
  • May 15th 2007 by Square Fish

    (first published September 9th 2005)

  • Margarettown
  • 1,131 ratings
  • April 19th 2006 by Miramax Books

    (first published May 1st 2005)

  • The Hole We're in
  • 1,061 ratings
  • March 1st 2010 by Grove Press, Black Cat

    (first published January 1st 2010)

Gabrielle Zevin
  • Gabrielle Zevin

  • Born: The United States.

  • Description: GABRIELLE ZEVIN is an internationally bestselling author whose books have sold millions of copies and been translated into over thirty languages.

    Her eighth novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (2014), spent months on the New York Times Bestseller List, reached #1 on the National Indie Best Seller List, and has been a bestseller all around the world. The Toronto Globe and Mail called the book “a powerful novel about the power of novels.” Her debut, Margarettown, was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. The Hole We’re In was a New York Times Editor’s Choice title.

    She has also written books for young readers. Her best known young adult novel is Elsewhere, an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book. Of Elsewhere, the New York Times Book Review wrote, “Every so often a book comes along with a premise so fresh and arresting it seems to exist in a category all its own… Elsewhere, by Gabrielle Zevin, is such a book.”

    She is the screenwriter of Conversations with Other Women (Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Eckhart) for which she received an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Screenplay. In 2009, she and director Hans Canosa adapted her novel Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (ALA Best Books for Young Adults) into the Japanese film, Dareka ga Watashi ni Kiss wo Shita. She has occasionally written criticism for the New York Times Book Review and NPR’s All Things Considered, and she began her writing career at age fourteen as a music critic for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
    Zevin is a graduate of Harvard University. She lives in Los Angeles. Her ninth novel is Young Jane Young.

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