Books by Jessica Anya Blau

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THE WONDER BREAD SUMMER, Jessica Anya Blau's third novel, was featured on NPR's All Things Considered as a Thrilling Summer Read. Oprah.com's book club picked THE WONDER BREAD SUMMER as a Thrilling Beach Read. CNN featured THE WONDER BREAD SUMMER as a Best Beach Read.

Jessica Anya Blau's second novel, DRINKING CLOSER TO HOME, was featured in Target stores Breakout Author series. Novelist Irina Reyn calls it, "Unrelentingly, sidesplittingly funny." The Austin Chronicle says that, "The domestic relationships in the book are brilliantly rendered, a contemporary California version of Philip Roth." Author Dylan Landis says the book is, "So raw and funny I wanted to read parts aloud to strangers."

Jessica'a first novel, THE SUMMER OF NAKED SWIM PARTIES, was chosen as a Top Ten Summer Read by the Today Show, The New York Post and New York Magazine. Cosmo called it a "Sexy Summer Read!" The San Francisco Chronicle and the Rocky Mountain News chose THE SUMMER OF NAKED SWIM PARTIES as a Best Book of the Year.

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Drinking Closer to Home: A Novel
by Jessica Anya Blau
“Riveting and startling….So raw and funny I wanted to read parts aloud to strangers.” —Dylan Landis, author of Normal People Don't Live Like This “Jessica Anya Blau…creates characters that have a lot more depth and more of a past than one often sees in fiction these days…. I found it impossible not to care about...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction
The Summer of Naked Swim Parties: A Novel (P.S.)
by Jessica Anya Blau
Fourteen-year-old Jamie will never forget the summer of 1976. It's the summer when she has her first boyfriend, cute surfer Flip Jenkins; it's the summer when her two best friends get serious about sex, cigarettes, and tanning; it's the summer when her parents throw, yes, naked swim parties, leaving Jamie flushed with embarrassment. And...
Today's Price: $6.99
Categories: Contemporary Fiction
The Wonder Bread Summer: A Novel
by Jessica Anya Blau
Jessica Anya Blau, author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties , delivers another darkly hilarious, heartbreaking coming-of-age novel with Wonder Bread Summer. In The Wonder Bread Summer , loosely based on Alice in Wonderland , 20-year-old Allie Dodgson has adventures that rival those Alice had down the rabbit hole. Or those of...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Mating Calls: The Problem with Lexie and No. 7
by Jessica Anya Blau
Could a little yellow pill be responsible for landing Lexie James in the bed of her lover—and her lover’s wife? Whatever the reason for this charmingly reckless school counselor’s bad behavior, you’ve never been on a bender like this one. In Number Seven, Zandra runs into her seventh love—of 48—in a department store....
Today's Price: $2.99
Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
Love and Death with the In Crowd: Stories
by Jessica Anya Blau
We think of the past as a more innocent time. But in these stories of California teenagers acting out in the last years of the ’70s, it’s easy to see that love, loss, and heartbreak are even more poignant when viewed through 15- or 16-year-old eyes. Surrounded by friends and family who are spinning with their own losses and...
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Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
The Trouble with Lexie: A Novel
by Jessica Anya Blau
From the beloved author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties and The Wonder Bread Summer comes the jaw-dropping story of Lexie James, a counselor at an exclusive New England prep school, whose search for happiness lands her in unexpectedly wild trouble. Lexie James escaped: after being abandoned by her alcoholic father, and kicked...
Today's Price: $9.99
Categories: All Women's Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
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