Elsewhere

Gabrielle Zevin (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$10.99  $10.11
Publisher
Square Fish
Publish Date
May 15, 2007
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312367466

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About the Author

Gabrielle Zevin is the author of award-winning books for young adults including Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, and books for adults including The Hole We're In and Margarettown. She was also the screenwriter for Conversations with Other Women, which received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Of her writing, The New York Times Book Review said, Zevin's touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities. A dog lover and Harvard graduate, she lives in New York City.

Reviews

"A work of powerful beauty. This inventive novel slices right to the bone of human yearning, offering up an indelible vision of life and death as equally rich sides of the same coin." --Booklist, Starred Review

"With an intriguing and well-developed premise, thoughtful characterization, and refreshing style, Zevin's poignant novel rewards readers with a view of death that celebrates the rich complexities of being alive." --The Horn Book, Starred Review

"Intriguing. Surely guides readers through the bumpy landscape of strongly delineated characters dealing with the most difficult issue that faces all of us. Provides much to think about and discuss." --School Library Journal, Starred Review

"Zevin's touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities, easily moving among humor, wisdom and lyricism. . . . No plot synopsis can convey what a rich, wise spell this book casts." --The New York Times Book Review

"Elsewhere is a funny, fast-paced, and fascinating novel. The concept is completely out there and yet the emotions are so weirdly realistic. I loved reading the story of Liz's life (death?)." --Carolyn Mackler, author of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things and Vegan Virgin Valentine

"An unusual premise and a thoughtful treatment make Zevin's first effort at writing for young adults a success. Will captivate teens ready for a thought-provoking read. Hopeful and engaging." --Kirkus Reviews

"Funny and pensive, happy and heartbreaking. Readers from a broad range of beliefs will find this a quirky and touching exploration of the Great Beyond." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Fascinating. Zevin, in her first novel for young people, bends the laws of physics and biology to create an intricately imagined world." --Publishers Weekly

"A fun and thought-provoking page-turner. Readers . . . will relish Zevin's lively imagination and her fast-moving plot. Buy this book for them." --VOYA

"Great humor and speculation, on pets as well as people." --Chicago Tribune

"Zevin presents an intriguing concept of the afterlife in her first novel for young adults." --Cleveland Plain Dealer (paperback edition review)

"A charming story about growing up, Elsewhere encourages the reader to look toward the future and to expect the unexpected." --Armchair Interviews (paperback edition)