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In the Age of Love and Chocolate (Hardcover) (Gabrielle Zevin)

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All These Things I’ve Done, the first novel in the Birthright series, introduced us to timeless heroine Anya Balanchine, a plucky sixteen year old with the heart of a girl and the responsibilities of a grown woman. Now eighteen, life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya. She has lost her parents and her grandmother, and has spent the better part of her high school years in trouble with the law. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win.

Still, it is Anya’s nature to soldier on. She puts the loss of Win behind her and focuses on her work. Against the odds, the nightclub becomes an enormous success, and Anya feels like she is on her way and that nothing will ever go wrong for her again. But after a terrible misjudgment leaves Anya fighting for her life, she is forced to reckon with her choices and to let people help her for the first time in her life.
In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the story of growing up and learning what love really is. It showcases the best of Gabrielle Zevin’s writing for young adults: the intricate characterization of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and the big-heartedness of Elsewhere. It will make you remember why you loved her writing in the first place.

Think you know Anya Balanchine? Think again.

Anya Balanchine is turning eighteen, and she?s putting everything on the line to open her new cacao nightclub. The Family has made no secret of the fact that they are against her plan. Even worse, her new business alliance with Charles Delacroix may permanently destroy her relationship with Win. When the nightclub begins to take off, Anya finds herself in the spotlight more than ever. Her new prominence brings out friends, foes, and ghosts from the past. Certain scores must be settled; certain debts must be paid. Surviving a crime-ridden New York City in the 2080s is looking harder and harder for Anya . . .

Number of Pages: 286.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Law + Crime, Love + Romance
Series Title: Birthright
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Age Range: Teen
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Language: English
Street Date: October 29, 2013
TCIN: 14614847
UPC: 9780374380755
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-0963

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