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From the internationally bestselling author of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry comes a perfect fable for our times: a story about owning your mistakes--and finally finding a place to belong.
What do you do when one youthful indiscretion threatens to derail the rest of your life?
Aviva Grossman is a bright, ambitious Congressional intern with a promising future in front of her--until her Lewinsky-esque affair with a married Congressman comes to a crashing end. Literally. (She's in a car crash with the Congressman and that's how their affair makes the news.) After unsuccessfully trying her best to bounce back and restart her life, she decides that the best way to get the ultimate fresh start is to become someone else. But there are a few obstacles: a lack of funds, a lack of privacy under the media's relentless gaze, and two tell-tale blue lines on a pregnancy test...

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Gabrielle Zevin

Gabrielle Zevin is the New York Times Best Selling author of eight novels. For adults: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry (2014) , The Hole We're In (2010) , and Margarettown (2005) . For young adults: Elsewhere (2005) , Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (2007) , and the three books in the Anya Balanchine series, All These Things I've Done (2011) , Because It Is My Blood (2012) , and In the Age of Love and Chocolate (2013) . Her books have been translated into over thirty languages. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry has spent over four months on the New York Times Best Seller List, reached #1 on the National Indie Bestseller List, and has been a bestseller in multiple countries. 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. Publishers Weekly called The Hole We're In "a Corrections for our recessionary times. "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 also written for the New York Times Book Review and NPR's All Things Considered. 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.

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