Thursday, October 3, 2013

Featured Author: Rainbow Rowell

We recently checked out a book by author Rainbow Rowell, whose young adult novel Eleanor & Park has been such a hit. If you like authors like Meg Cabot, Sarah Dessen, Louise Rennison, Sherman Alexie, and Stephen Chbosky, you might enjoy Rowell's work! Her website provides a pretty succinct biography, but it sums up her writing style pretty accurately:

Rainbow Rowell writes books...about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they’re screwing up. And people who fall in love.

We invite you to check out the romantic and amusing fiction of Rainbow Rowell!  So far, her back catalog is pretty small, but definitely worth a look.

For adults:

"Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives. Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now--reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be 'internet security officer,' he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers--not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke. When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories."

For young adults:

Eleanor & Park
"Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try"-- Provided by publisher.

"Feeling cast off when her best friend outgrows their shared love for a favorite celebrity, Cath, a dedicated fan-fiction writer, struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words and worrying about her fragile father."

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