Elsewhere

ISBN-10: 0312367465

ISBN-13: 9780312367466

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Is it possible to grow up while getting younger? Welcome to Elsewhere. It is warm, with a breeze, and the beaches are marvelous. It's quiet and peaceful. You can't get sick or any older. Curious to see new paintings by Picasso? Swing by one of Elsewhere's museums. Need to talk to someone about your problems? Stop by Marilyn Monroe's psychiatric practice. Elsewhere is where fifteen-year-old Liz Hall ends up, after she has died. It is a place so like Earth, yet completely different. Here Liz will age backward from the day of her death until she becomes a baby again and returns to Earth. But Liz wants to turn sixteen, not fourteen again. She wants to get her driver's license. She wants to graduate from high school and go to college. And now that she's dead, Liz is being forced to live a life she doesn't want with a grandmother she has only just met. And it is not going well. How can Liz let go of the only life she has ever known and embrace a new one? Is it possible that a life lived in reverse is no different from a life lived forward? This moving, often funny book about grief, death, and loss will stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.
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Book details

List price: $9.99
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 5/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Gabrielle Zevin's debut, Margarettown, was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program. The Hole We're In was on Entertainment Weekly's Must List and was a New York Times Editor's Choice. Gabrielle's best known young adult novel is Elsewhere, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book, was nominated for a Quill Award and received the Borders Original Voices Award. The book has been translated into over 20 languages. She is the screenwriter of Conversations with Other Women (Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Eckhart) for which she received an Independent Spirit Award Nomination. In 2009, she and director Hans Canosa adapted her novel Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac (ALA Best Books for Young Adults) into the Japanese film, Dareka ga Watashi ni Kiss wo Shita. She has also written for the New York Times Book Review and NPR's All Things Considered. Gabrielle's eighth novel, the New York Times Bestseller The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, was published in April 2014 by Algonquin in the US. Zevin is a graduate of Harvard University.

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