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Eric Smith is a Young Adult author and literary agent with P.S. Literary living in Philadelphia. His latest novel, Don't Read the Comments, was published by Inkyard Press in January 2020.
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This Is Where I Leave You
A Novel
Jonathan Tropper - 2010-07-06 (first published in 2003)
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A riotously funny, emotionally raw novel about love, marriage, divorce, family, and the ties that bind—whether we like it or not.The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman family—including Judd’s mother, brothers, and sister—have been together in years. Conspicuously absent: Judd’s wife, Jen, whose fourteen-month ...
Eric Smith
@likaluca This is Where I Leave You. Loved the book, movie is great.      source
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Float Plan
Trish Doller - 2021-03-02
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Critically acclaimed author Trish Doller's unforgettable and romantic adult debut about setting sail, starting over, and finding yourself. Since the loss of her fiancé, Anna has spent the last year foundering on land, shipwrecked by her grief and inability to move on. But when a reminder goes off about a trip they were supposed to take, she impulsi...
Eric Smith
Finished FLOAT PLAN by @TrishDoller and oh my goodness did I love this book. Such a gorgeous romance novel that digs into grief and new love, and just filled my whole heart. ❤️⛵️      source
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When You Get the Chance
Tom Ryan - 2021-05-04
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Follow cousins on a road trip to Pride as they dive into family secrets and friendships in this contemporary YA novel -- perfect for fans of David Levithan and Becky Albertalli.As kids, Mark and his cousin Talia spent many happy summers together at the family cottage in Ontario, but a fight between their parents put an end to the annual event. Livi...
Eric Smith
Sometimes this industry makes it feel like such a fight to tell stories of marginalized kids just LIVING and THRIVING. Thank you for writing this beautiful book, @robin_stevenson and @tomryanauthor. And thank you @agcohen17 for knowing why it was so important. ❤️🌈      source
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It's Kind of a Cheesy Love Story
Lauren Morrill - 2021-03-09
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A delicious love story with all the toppings, Lauren Morrill's It's Kind of a Cheesy Love Story is a contemporary YA rom-com about love, friendship, and pizza, perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Jenny Han.After her mother gave birth to her in the bathroom of a local pizzeria, Beck Brix been given the dubious privilege of having minor fame, fr...
Eric Smith
I blurbed this wildly perfect book. It’s my favorite YA rom-com of all time. Don’t miss out. 🍕🥰      source
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Keep Moving
Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change
Maggie Smith - 2020-10-06
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Marie Claire’s The 2020 Books You Should Pre-Order Now The Washington Post’s What to Read in 2020 Based on the Books You Loved in 2019 Parade’s 25 Self-Help Books To Get Your 2020 Off On The Right Foot “Keep Moving speaks to you like an encouraging friend reminding you that you can feel and survive deep loss, sink into life’s deep beauty, and const...
Eric Smith
@carlywatters Ah!!! I read @maggiesmithpoet last month, @ChuckWendig introduced me to this book. Looooooved it.      source
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Rise of the Red Hand
Olivia Chadha - 2021-02-02
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A rare, searing portrayal of the future of climate change in South Asia. A streetrat turned revolutionary and the disillusioned hacker son of a politician try to take down a ruthlessly technocratic government that sacrifices its poorest citizens to build its utopia.The South Asian Province is split in two. Uplanders lead luxurious lives inside a cl...
Eric Smith
Since it’s #NationalScienceFictionDay, here are a few books I’m terribly proud of: 🔥 Rise of the Red Hand by @ockaur. 🧬 Here & Now & Then by @mikechenwriter. ❄️ Road Out of Winter by @AlisonStine. 🚀 A Spark of White Fire by @SanguMandanna. Pick them up sometime. 🥰      source
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Road Out of Winter
an apocalyptic thriller
Alison Stine - 2020-09-01
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In an endless winter, she carries seeds of hopeWylodine comes from a world of paranoia and poverty—her family grows marijuana illegally, and life has always been a battle. Now she’s been left behind to tend the crop alone. Then spring doesn’t return for the second year in a row, bringing unprecedented extreme winter.With grow lights stashed in her ...
Eric Smith
Since it’s #NationalScienceFictionDay, here are a few books I’m terribly proud of: 🔥 Rise of the Red Hand by @ockaur. 🧬 Here & Now & Then by @mikechenwriter. ❄️ Road Out of Winter by @AlisonStine. 🚀 A Spark of White Fire by @SanguMandanna. Pick them up sometime. 🥰      source
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A Spark of White Fire
Sangu Mandanna - 2019-08-27 (first published in 2018)
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The first book in a scifi retelling of the Mahabrahata. When Esmae wins a contest of skill, she sets off events that trigger an inevitable and unwinnable war that pits her against the family she would give anything to return to.In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infa...
Eric Smith
Since it’s #NationalScienceFictionDay, here are a few books I’m terribly proud of: 🔥 Rise of the Red Hand by @ockaur. 🧬 Here & Now & Then by @mikechenwriter. ❄️ Road Out of Winter by @AlisonStine. 🚀 A Spark of White Fire by @SanguMandanna. Pick them up sometime. 🥰      source
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Good Morning, Midnight
A Novel
Lily Brooks-Dalton - 2017-07-04 (first published in 2016)
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For readers of Station Eleven and The Snow Child, Lily Brooks-Dalton's haunting debut is the unforgettable story of two outsiders--a lonely scientist in the Arctic and an astronaut trying to return to Earth--as they grapple with love, regret, and survival in a world transformed.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SHELF AWARENESS AND THE CHIC...
Eric Smith
I don’t see anyone on the timeline talking about The Midnight Sky? I hope that doesn’t mean it was bad. I LOVE Good Morning, Midnight (it’s one of the books that had me looking for authors like @mikechenwriter and @AlisonStine!), and I’ll be so upset if the movie is a let down.      source
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The Big Rewind
A Novel
Libby Cudmore - 2016-02-02
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Jett Bennett moved to New York to become a music journalist. What she found was a temp gig as a proofreader, but at least she’s fitting in with the artists and musicians in the tragically hip Brooklyn neighborhood she calls home.But when Jett opens up her mail and finds a mix tape meant for her neighbor, KitKat, a local queen bee renowned for her “...
Eric Smith
@JamesTateHill @LibbyCudmore Yesssss!!! I love this book so much!      source
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When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
Tight by Torrey Maldonado
Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki
A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole
Kill the Farm Boy by Kevin Hearne
Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Proxy by Alex London