Friday, October 1, 2010

Gennifer Albin: CREWEL

 Gennfer Albin had a misspent youth in theatre and the National Forensic League, where she developed a penchant for the dramatic.  In college, she studied literature and vowed to write a book in grad school (and before she had kids).  A couple years of teaching and two babies later, things clicked and writing became a way of life.  Along the way, she developed a coffee habit, adopted a cat named Tuesday, and ran a small business.  Gennifer is represented by Mollie Glick of Foundry Literary+Media.

DEBUT: CREWEL (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan, Fall 2012)

Incapable. Awkward. Artless.

That's what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.

Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she's exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn't interested.But when Adelice slips and weaves a moment during her final test, her gift is identified. Now she has one hour to eat her mom's overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister's academy gossip and laugh at her Dad's stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything's okay. And one hour to escape. Because once you become a Spinster, there's no turning back.

5 Kisses for the Apocalypse
1.  The Princess Bride - "This one left them all behind."
2.  The Hunger Games - in the cave, enough said!
3.  The Matrix - save the world with a kiss?  How could it not make the list?
4.  The Empire Strikes Back - " I love you." "I know."
5.  Much Ado About Nothing - "Peace! I'll stop your mouth."

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