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Julianna Baggott

USA flag (b.1969)

aka Bridget Asher, N E Bode

Julianna Baggott is the author of five novels -- including national bestseller Girl Talk, The Miss America Family, The Madam, and Which Brings Me to You, co-written with Steve Almond, and My Husband's Sweethearts (this title as Bridget Asher), as well as three books of poems, including This Country of Mothers, Lizzie Borden in Love, and Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees.

She also writes novels for younger readers under the pen name N.E. Bode -- The Anybodies trilogy, The Slippery Map (fall 2007), the prequel to Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007), a movie starring Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, and Jason Bateman; and a Red Sox novel The Prince of Fenway Park (March 2009). Bode is a recurring personality on XM Radio - XM Kids. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications, including the Best American Poetry series, Glamour, Ms., Poetry, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, and read on NPR's Here and Now and Talk of the Nation. She lives in Florida with her husband writer David G.W. Scott and their four kids, and teaches at Florida State University's Creative Writing Program. Along with her husband, Baggott is a co-founder of the nonprofit organization Kids in Need - Books in Deed.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction
Anybodies (as by N E Bode)
   1. The Anybodies (2004)
   2. The Nobodies (2005)
   3. The Somebodies (2006)
Pure Trilogy
   1. Pure (2012)
   2. Fuse (2013)
   3. Burn (2014)
   Girl Talk (2001)
   The Miss America Family (2002)
   The Madam (2003)
   Which Brings Me to You (2006) (with Steve Almond)
   The Slippery Map (2007) (as by N E Bode)
   Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) (as by N E Bode)
   The Prince of Fenway Park (2009)
   The Ever Breath (2009)
   Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders (2015)
     aka The Seventh Book of Wonders
   Mental Diplopia (2017)
Julianna Baggott recommends
Song of the Red Cloak (2011)
Chantel Acevedo
"An epic and magical tale about loyalty, friendship and love. Acevedo has created a ripping, fast-paced storyline, of heroes and villains, twists and turns."
Permanent Record (2013)
Leslie Stella
"A smart,funny,complex novel...Leslie Stella is a brilliant writer."
The Outliers (2016)
(Outliers , book 1)
Kimberly McCreight
"THE OUTLIERS is a fast-paced, emotional, and darkly compelling novel with an ending that works like a catapult. I can’t wait to find out what McCreight has hidden up her sleeves!"
The Martin Chronicles (2019)
John Fried
"John Fried's debut is a funny, tender, honest coming-of-age story, brimming with heart. THE MARTIN CHRONICLES is about first love and family and loss, but also, set on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in the '80s, it's a nostalgic look into the past and, in the end, a love story about that specific place and time."
Five Midnights (2019)
(Five Midnights, book 1)
Ann Dávila Cardinal
"Between the threat of an enigmatic monster and an escalating murder mystery, Five Midnights is a novel that kept me up late. As much as it is a frightening, fast-paced thriller, it's also a love story. Lupe and Javier are characters I rooted for, at every dark twist and chilling turn."
You Want More (2020)
George Singleton
"Over his career, George Singleton has written unruly characters living unruly lives. His depictions of the American South - in particular the everyday tumult of white blue-collar men and women struggling to come to terms with this strange and chaotic world - are both tragic and comic, heartbreaking, surreal, and - when least expected - weirdly ebullient. Singleton is a brilliant storyteller; his vision is crystal clear and wonderfully warped."

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