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Mira Jacob

Mira Jacobs first novel, The Sleepwalkers Guide to Dancing, is forthcoming from Random House in July of 2014.

She is the co-founder of the much-loved Petes Reading Series in Brooklyn, where she spent 13 years bringing literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to the citys sweetest stage. Previously, she directed editorial content for various websites, co-authored shoe impresario Kenneth Coles autobiography, and wrote VH-1s Pop-Up Video.

Her writing has been published in books, magazines, on television, and across the web. She has appeared on national and local television and radio, and has taught writing to students of all ages in New York, New Mexico, and Barcelona.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, documentary filmmaker Jed Rothstein, and their son.
Non fiction
   Good Talk (2019)
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Salt Houses (2017)
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"Hala Alayan's Salt Houses flies like a searchlight between history and fiction, unearthing the life of a single displaced Palestinian family among the rubble and illuminating it so deeply, so brilliantly, we cannot help but connect the story's richly imagined past to our very real present."
Shadow of the Lions (2017)
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Parakeet (2020)
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"Marie-Helene Bertino is an expert in breaking a heart so cleanly that it releases actual magic. Give up your idea of what a book is allowed to be, and she will show you the whole quivering universe."
Memorial (2020)
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"Bryan Washington is an expert in illuminating the way we love. Memorial perfectly captures the lives lived in-between what we do and what we say, what we need and what we allow ourselves to have. It is a beautiful heartbreak."
Libertie (2021)
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"Pure brilliance. So much will be written about Liberte...but none of it will measure up to the singular joy of reading this book."
Win Me Something (2021)
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"Masterfully reveals the fury, hope, and longing that come with trying to be seen in a world that never looks for you."
Woman of Light (2022)
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"A cinematic, epic story. Kali Fajardo-Anstine brings her keen understanding of desire, vulnerability, and destiny to this gorgeous reclaiming of lost history."
The Work Wife (2022)
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"The Work Wife digs deep beneath Hollywood's glittery surface, exposing not just the messy lives of the ultra rich and the debt-saddled assistants who serve them, but the real cost of a world in which women's talents are routinely sacrificed to preserve male egos."

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