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Rainbow Rowell

Biography

Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell is only very good at two things --- reading and writing, in that order.

People who are good only at reading and writing, and who also want health insurance, usually study journalism. Rainbow earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and at, 24, became the youngest-ever --- and first female --- columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. (Which maybe won’t sound like such a big deal to you, but she was pretty proud of herself at the time and celebrated with lots of Carlo Rossi Paisano.)

Though her first novel, ATTACHMENTS, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true story. She met her husband in junior high and can hardly get him to read her column, let alone her email.

Her second novel, ELEANOR & PARK --- sort of an East Omaha Romeo & Juliet --- comes out in 2012. (If you liked Attachments, you might like this one, too. The stakes are higher. And there’s more kissing.)

When she’s not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing with people about things that don’t really matter in the big scheme of things. She has two sons, and if God hears her prayers, they will grow up just as nerdy and true-hearted as the protagonists of her books.

Rainbow Rowell

Books by Rainbow Rowell

by Rainbow Rowell - Family & Relationships/Marriage, Fiction, Love , Love & Marriage

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now. Then, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts...

by Rainbow Rowell - Fiction, Romance

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits --- smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love --- and just how hard it pulled you under.

by Rainbow Rowell - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits --- smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love --- and just how hard it pulled you under.

by Rainbow Rowell

Written with whip-smart precision and charm, ATTACHMENTS is a strikingly clever and deeply romantic debut about falling in love with the person who makes you feel like the best version of yourself. Even if it's someone you've never met.