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Young Jane Young in the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and on NPR; Places I’ll Be on Tour this Fall

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Young Jane Young, my new book, comes out next week. It’s an Indie Next pick and a Library Reads title—thank you booksellers and librarians!—and there have already been a few great reviews.

“The five main characters are among my favorite of any recent novel I’ve read. Each is resilient, brave, intelligent, witty and flawed — human, in other words. It’s the sort of book that invites us to examine our long-held beliefs and perceptions. It asks us to imagine, for a moment, another perspective and delivers us the storyline to do so. It hands us characters who are at odds with one another and peels back their layers to reveal the thing they have in common. It has a heart. And a spine. It’s exactly, I would argue, what we need more of right now.”

Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune

“I’d like to think that we also have a countervailing appetite for thoughtful stories about female persistence and success, which is why I’m excited about Gabrielle Zevin’s Young Jane Young. No matter what your definition of “is” is, this is a redemptive novel inspired by the ordeal of Monica Lewinsky. . . . Maybe with enough determination and love and support, women can choose their own adventures. They can start, like Aviva, by choosing not to be ashamed. In this life-affirming novel, Zevin doesn’t make that look easy, but she makes it look possible.”

Ron Charles, Washington Post

Also, check out Ron Charles’s funny video about the book, which you’ll find with the book review.

You can also listen to an interview with me about the book on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday with Lulu Garcia-Navarro. We had a good discussion about women, shaming, and politics.

Finally, why not come talk about these things with me yourself? I’ll be on the road for a good part of September and October.

THE YOUNG JANE YOUNG TOUR

FALL 2017 – THE YOUNG JANE YOUNG TOUR

Excelsior, MNExcelsior Bay Books (off-site) – September 6, 2017

Stillwater, MN Valley Bookseller (off-site) – September 7, 2017

Naperville, IL Anderson’s Bookshop – September 8, 2017

Houston, TX Blue Willow Bookshop – September 9, 2017

St Louis, MO St. Louis County Library – September 11, 2017

Denver, COTattered Cover Book Store – September 12, 2017

Kansas City, MORainy Day Books (off-site) – September 13, 2017

Atlanta, GAMargaret Mitchell House – September 14, 2017

Wichita, KSWatermark Books – September 15, 2017

Washington D.C.East City Bookshop – September 17, 2017

Coral Gables, FL Books and Books – September 18, 2017

Davie, FLDiane & Barry Willen Jewish Book Festival @ David Posnack JCC – September 19, 2017

Raleigh, NCQuail Ridge Books – September 20, 2017

Corte Madera, CA Book Passage – September 26, 2017

Danville, CA Rakestraw Books – September 27, 2017

Seattle, WAUniversity Book Store – September 28, 2017

Santa Monica, CA Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood – October 3, 2017

Pasadena, CA Vroman’s Bookstore – October 4, 2017

Orange, CABook Carnival – October 5, 2017

La Jolla, CA Warwick’s – October 10, 2017

Los Angeles, CA Skylight Books (WNBA Panel) – October 11, 2017

Scarsdale, NY Barnes & Noble Eastchester – October 16, 2017

Madison, CT RJ Julia Booksellers – October 17, 2017

Portland, ME Print Bookstore – October 18, 2017

Brookline, MABrookline Booksmith – October 19, 2017

PEN Center USA Book Club: Dietland

If you’re in Los Angeles this Wednesday night, come out to the PEN Center USA Book Club.  I’m hosting, and the selection is Dietland by Sarai Walker. I’ve been rereading the book in preparation for the club and I’m finding it just as timely and provocative as the first time I read it, back when I blurbed it in 2014. I believe Sarai will be there, too — she’s in town working on the television adaptation of the book.

“It felt good to say the word fat.”

PEN Center USA and The Edison look forward to seeing you at our April Book Club to discuss Dietland by Sarai Walker.

Hosted by Gabrielle Zevin and co-sponsored by Women Who Submit.

Specialty cocktails will be offered all night. Happy hour prices available for those who come early.

“Fight Club meets Margaret Atwood”—Bustle

“Dietland resonated with the part of me that wants, just once, to deck a street harasser…Which is to say, sometimes I forget I am angry, but I am. Dietland is a complicated, thoughtful and powerful expression of that same anger.”—Annalisa Quinn, NPR

*Members of The Edison Book Club receive a 15% discount when purchasing the current book club title at Skylight Books.

For more information, email rachelle-at-penusa.org

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
6 PM – 8 PM
Happy Hour & Book Discussion

The Edison
108 W 2nd St, #101
Los Angeles, CA 90121