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"A singular celebration of the lifesaving power of community and small gestures." - The New York Times Book Review

"This absorbing page-turner illuminates the raw courage of people who, struggling for their lives, somehow find the strength to support those around them." -
People Magazine, February 2019 People Picks

"One of the most emotional and affecting books you'll read all year...it holds nothing back."
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"...an impressive, deeply moving debut. " -
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"Moving . . a nuanced portrait of a woman struggling against herself." -
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“One of the best books I’ve read. Powerful and poignant...” - Jen Lancaster, New York Times bestselling author of I Regret Nothing

"Grabbed me from the first page. If you are interested in compelling characters and/or complex issues, this is a must read." -
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"Heartbreaking and beautiful . . . a brave book, stark in its realism, yet tempered by its lyrical prose."
- Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author of The Dream Daughter

"Heart-wrenching and beautiful . . . a must read."
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"Written with spare, poetic grace, The Girls at 17 Swann Street is engaging, tragic and ultimately hopeful. It opened my eyes as well as my heart." -
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About the Author

Yara is a reader, writer, traveler, yogi, lover of art, wine, black and white photographs, popcorn, and jazz. She was born in Lebanon and has pieces of her heart scattered over Paris, Beirut, London, Boston, and a few villages in Tuscany.

She is the author of
The Girls at 17 Swann Street and No Land to Light On, and writes weekly on culture, art, travel, and philosophy on her blog: The non-Utilitarian. Her essays are prose, poetry, musings, on things neither practical nor useful, but true and beautiful. Essential.

Her writing has also appeared in
The Huffington Post, The Four Seasons Magazine, HOLIDAY Magazine, The European, Womanscape, HOME Magazine, The Idea List, France Forward, Espresso Economics, A Woman’s Paris, The Socio/Log, and others.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ St. Martin's Press (February 5, 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1250202442
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1250202444
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.3 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.24 x 1.31 x 9.63 inches
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Yara is a writer, poet, traveler, lover of art and jazz. She was born in Beirut and has pieces of her heart in Paris, London, Boston, and one particularly beautiful Tuscan village.

She is the author of two novels, "The Girls at 17 Swann Street" and "No Land to Light On," and two collections of poetry in the albums "Dust and Ions," and "City Rhapsodies, Vol. I". Also, every Thursday, she posts an essay on "The non-Utilitarian:" thoughts on art and life. Her writings are neither practical nor useful. They are a way of being. Find them at yarazgheib.com

Her writing has also appeared in The Huffington Post, Lithub, The Four Seasons Magazine, HOLIDAY, Glimmer Train, The European, and elsewhere.

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