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Jay Asher

Biography

Jay Asher

Jay Asher has worked at an independent bookstore, an outlet bookstore, a chain bookstore, and two public libraries. He hopes, someday, to work for a used bookstore. When he is not writing, Jay plays guitar and goes camping.

Jay Asher

Books by Jay Asher

by Jay Asher - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Sierra's family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon --- it's a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other. As disapproval, misconceptions and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra discover the one thing that transcends all else: true love.

by Jay Asher - Coming of Age, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

When a free AOL CD reveals their futures to them via Facebook --- which hasn’t been invented yet --- estranged childhood friends Josh and Emma learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later.

by Jay Asher - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Clay Jenkins returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it. Inside he discovers 13 cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. She explains that there are 13 reasons why she decided to end her life --- and Clay is one of them.