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Jennifer Gilmore


Jennifer Gilmore

Jennifer Gilmore is the author of three acclaimed novels for adults. Her first novel for teens is WE WERE NEVER HERE.
THE MOTHERS is currently being adapted to film; SOMETHING RED is a New York Times Notable Book; and her first novel, GOLDEN COUNTRY, was a New York Times Notable Book, an Amazon Top Ten Debut Fiction of the Year, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Her work has appeared in magazines, journals, and anthologies, including The Atlantic, Bomb, BookForum, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Psychology Today, Real Simple, Vogue, and the Washington Post. She’s been a MacDowell Fellow, and she teaches creative writing and literature at Harvard University.
She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.

Jennifer Gilmore

Books by Jennifer Gilmore

by Jennifer Gilmore - Coming of Age, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Literary, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Ivy doesn’t know much about her birth mother. She knows that she is now the same age Bridget was when she placed Ivy for adoption. She knows that Bridget was the one who named her. And she knows that 15 years ago Bridget disappeared from Ivy’s and her adoptive moms’ lives. Ivy wants to discover more about herself, but as she goes to find Bridget, she can’t help but feel that the risks might far outweigh the benefits of knowing where she comes from and why her birth mother chose to walk away.

by Jennifer Gilmore - Dating, Family, Family Life, Relationships, Sex, Sexuality, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+
In this exquisitely written and emotionally charged young adult debut, Jennifer Gilmore explores how sometimes the wounds you can’t see are the most painful. Did you know your entire life can change in an instant? For sixteen-year-old Lizzie Stoller that moment is when she collapses out of the blue. The next thing she knows, she’s in a hospital with an illness she’s never heard of. But that isn’t the only life-changing moment for Lizzie. The other is when Connor and his dog, Verlaine, walk into her hospital room. Lizzie has never connected with anyone the way she does with the handsome teenage volunteer. However, the more time she spends with him and the deeper in love she falls, the more she realizes that Connor has secrets and a deep pain of his own...