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Things We Know by Heart

(2015)
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In this unforgettable novel, Quinn Sullivan falls for the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart. Printz Award winner John Corey Whaley calls it “not just a love story, but one with a ferocious pulse.”

After Quinn’s boyfriend, Trent, dies in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the fragments of her now-unrecognizable life. But whoever received Trent’s heart has chosen to remain silent. The essence of a person, Quinn has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then in a way, she will still have a piece of him.

Risking everything to get closure once and for all, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas, whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into something more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn’t want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they’re connected—but the time Quinn spends with Colton makes her feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, though, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost . . . and all that remains at stake.

Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, this unique and emotional story about an unexpected bond between two strangers will leave no heart untouched.

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Praise for this book

"This is hands down Jessi Kirby’s best book to date. It’s stunning and breathtaking, at turns heartbreaking and healing." - Sarah Ockler

"Above all else, Things We Know By Heart explores the possibility of finding human connection through tragic loss. Couple that with Kirby’s gift for detail and writing relatable characters and you get a not just a love story, but one with a ferocious pulse." - John Corey Whaley


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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Things We Know by Heart
Author(s): Jessi Kirby
ISBN: 0-06-229943-3 / 978-0-06-229943-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Things We Know by Heart
Author(s): Jessi Kirby
ISBN: 0-06-229944-1 / 978-0-06-229944-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Things We Know by Heart
Author(s): Jessi Kirby
ISBN: 1-4815-3499-8 / 978-1-4815-3499-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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April 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Things We Know by Heart
Author(s): Jessi Kirby
ISBN: 1-4815-3498-X / 978-1-4815-3498-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Things We Know by Heart
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Title: Things We Know by Heart
Author(s): Jessi Kirby
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Title: Things We Know by Heart
Author(s): Jessi Kirby
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Title: Things We Know by Heart
Author(s): Jessi Kirby
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Things We Know by Heart
Author(s): Jessi Kirby
Publisher: HarperTeen
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