The Quince Project

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$24.00  $22.32
Wednesday Books
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5.4 X 7.6 X 1.3 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

As a lawyer and daughter of Guatemalan and Cuban bakers, Jessica Parra never objects to an extra slice of cake. She's a Los Angeles native who loves to write about Latinas with big hair (and even bigger dreams), complicated families, and the healing magic of acceptance. She's the author of Rubi Ramos's Recipe for Success, as well as many unfinished first drafts about cats living their best lives--all nine of them. When she isn't drafting books you can find her sipping kombucha, cuddling with her kitties, or co-piloting the Millennium Falcon at Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge.

You can visit Jessica on social media @jessicatparra or on her website at

"An earnest look at grief, expectations--and the many ways to get to a happily-ever-after." - Kirkus

"The Quince Project is the perfect read for anyone who believes in fairy tales! With laughter, lists, and lots of spectacular Disney references, Jessica Parra shows that even if there are serious bumps along the way, you get to shape your Happily Ever After." - Jason June, New York Times bestselling author of Out of the Blue

"A spectacularly moving nerdy romp full of heart, The Quince Project reads like a warm hug to geeks everywhere. I've joined a new fandom, and it's Jessica Parra." - Eric Smith, author of Don't Read the Comments and With Or Without You

"Jessica Parra perfectly weaves vivid imagery and fiercely authentic characters to create a story that is as magical as it is real, hilarious as it is heartfelt, and irreverent as it is deeply meaningful. As with Rubi Ramos's Recipe For Success, The Quince Project masterfully and insightfully highlights the importance of family, heritage, and culture with wit, nuance, and charm!" - James Ramos, author of The Wrong Kind of Weird and Daniel, Deconstructed

"A fun, quirky story touching on perfectionism, grief, and searching for a happily ever after in the real world, The Quince Project reminds readers that the magic of love is always with us and never completely out of reach." -Racquel Marie, author of Ophelia After All and You Don't Have a Shot

"I adored this quirky and delightful teenage romp. I loved reading Cas's journey and was charmed by her tenaciousness and heart. A coming of age story with valuable lessons, strong friendships, and a full serving of swoony romance to boot. The Quince Project is a delight." -Adriana Herrera, USA Today bestselling author of An Island Princess Starts a Scandal

"Parra's sophomore novel is filled with lots of fun party-planning details, along with a heartfelt look at the mourning process...The central conflict and earnest conclusion will charm contemporary romance fans, and Javier and Cas' thoughtful, budding relationship is a highlight, showcasing sincere emotion and care." - Kirkus

"Readers will fall for Castillo as she fights to reach her dreams and starts to realize the difference between real life and 'perfect' social media posts...The search for truth and organic happiness beyond the screen will stay with readers." - Booklist