Young Jane Young (Large Print / Hardcover)
Aviva Grossman makes the mistake of having an affair with a congressman when she's young. This new novel from Gabrielle Zevin explores the process of reinventing herself. Zevin tells a story in five voices and she gets each voice exactly right. This is a book full of wit and heart with much to discuss and much to consider - perfect for book clubs!— Cathy
Aviva Grossman, a capable, ambitious congressional intern, makes a mistake: She has an affair with her boss. When the news gets out, the congressman slips through the headlines unscathed, while Aviva's name is filleted – destroying her career before it can begin. To build a life, Aviva is forced to move away from home and recreate herself entirely. Told from the perspectives of five well-realized, provocative women, YOUNG JANE YOUNG is an entertaining, thoughtful story that will lace your blood with empathy and get you thinking about today's political and social climates. Why aren't more women elected to office? What's with the double standard of morality imposed on women? A thorough takedown of slut-shaming. Highly recommended.— Mary Cate
September 2017 Indie Next List
“I've been waiting for a quirky, funny, thoughtful novel to follow in the footsteps of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, and behold: I have found it. I loved the vibrant female characters at the heart of this book. Told in four different voices, Young Jane Young is the story of Aviva Grossman, a young Congressional intern in South Florida who does the unthinkable: she sleeps with her boss. The book details the repercussions of that decision and examines the abuse of power that occurs in politics and in the day-to-day interactions between members of the opposite sex. Gabrielle Zevin has written something really smart and heartwarming, yet also incredibly timely.”
— Annie Jones, The Bookshelf, Thomasville, GA
From the internationally bestselling author of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry comes a perfect fable for our times: a story about owning your mistakes--and finally finding a place to belong.
What do you do when one youthful indiscretion threatens to derail the rest of your life?
Aviva Grossman is a bright, ambitious Congressional intern with a promising future in front of her--until her Lewinsky-esque affair with a married Congressman comes to a crashing end. Literally. (She's in a car crash with the Congressman and that's how their affair makes the news.) After unsuccessfully trying her best to bounce back and restart her life, she decides that the best way to get the ultimate fresh start is to become someone else. But there are a few obstacles: a lack of funds, a lack of privacy under the media's relentless gaze, and two tell-tale blue lines on a pregnancy test...
About the Author
GABRIELLE ZEVIN is the New York Times-bestselling author of eight novels and a graduate of Harvard University. She writes for both adults and young adults, and her books have been translated into over thirty languages as well as being adapted for film. Her most recent work, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, spent over four months on the New York Times Best Seller List, reached #1 on the National Indie Bestseller List, and has been a bestseller in multiple countries. Zevin is also the screenwriter of Conversations with Other Women (Helena Bonham Carter, Aaron Eckhart), for which she received an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Screenplay. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA.