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Young Jane Young's heroine is Aviva Grossman, an ambitious Congressional intern in Florida who makes the life-changing mistake of having an affair with her boss-who is beloved, admired, successful, and very married-and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, the Congressman doesn't take the fall, but Aviva does, and her life is over before it hardly begins. She becomes a late night talk show punchline; she is slut shamed and considered a blight on politics in general. How does one go on after this? In Aviva's case, she sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. She tries to start over as a wedding planner, to be smarter about her life, and to raise her daughter to be strong and confident. But when, at the urging of others, she decides to run for public office herself, that long ago mistake trails her via the Internet like a scarlet A.



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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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