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In ANN BRASHARES epic new novel, The Here and Now (April 2014), is an unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world...if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to. In the book, seventeen-year-old Prenna James immigrated to New York when she was twelve – not from a different country, but from a different time A future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth. But everything changes when Prenna falls in love. Brashares writes YA and adult fiction and is best known as the author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series of books. Brashares was born in Alexandria, Virginia and grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. E. LOCKHART's forthcoming book – We Were Liars (May 2014) - features a beautiful and distinguished family; A private island; A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy; A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive; A revolution, an accident, and a secret. Lockhart is the author of four Ruby Oliver books: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book, The Treasure Map of Boys and Real Live Boyfriends. Her other titles include Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, How to Be Bad, and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks – a Printz Award honor book, finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for best young adult novel. Her books have been translated into 10+ foreign languages. She holds a doctorate in English Literature from Columbia University and has taught composition, literature and creative writing courses at Columbia, Barnard and NYU. Image by Heather Weston.
In SARAH MLYNOWSKI’S forthcoming YA novel – Don’t Even Think about It (March 2014) a group of normal New York City high school sophomores, went for flu shots with their homeroom class. They were prepared for some side effects. Maybe a headache - maybe a sore arm – but they definitely didn't expect to get telepathic powers. Suddenly they could hear what everyone was thinking! Mlynowski is an editor and a writer of chick lit and young-adult fiction novels. In 2001, she published her first novel Milkrun, which has since been published in 16 countries selling over 600,000 copies around the globe. She is also is the author of the Magic in Manhattan series, as well as Fishbowl, As Seen On TV, Monkey Business, and Gimme A Call, and many more. Sarah has also written a number of short stories and novellas, and co-edited the bestselling chick-lit collections Girls' Night In and Girls' Night Out, and Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have). Image by Heather Waraksa.
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