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Matthew Quick

Biography

Matthew Quick

Matthew Quick (aka Q) is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, which was made into an Oscar-winning film, and THE GOOD LUCK OF RIGHT NOW. His work has been translated into 30 languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention. Q lives with his wife, the novelist-pianist Alicia Bessette, on North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Books by Matthew Quick

by Matthew Quick - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 15+, Youth Fiction

Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bubblegum Reaper --- a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic --- the rebel within Nanette awakens. As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young but troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that rebellion sometimes comes at a high price.

by Matthew Quick - Youth Fiction
Today is Leonard Peacock's birthday. It is also the day he hides a gun in his backpack. Because today is the day he will kill his former best friend, and then himself, with his grandfather's P-38 pistol. But first he must say good-bye to the four people who matter most to him. Speaking to each in turn, Leonard slowly reveals his secrets as the hours tick by and the moment of truth approaches.
by Matthew Quick - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

For Finley and Russ, life in Bellmont isn’t easy. Muddied by drugs, violence and racial tension, the community is as troubled as their home lives. But when playing basketball, both boys find a reprieve from the surrounding ugliness, however temporary.

by Matthew Quick - Fiction, Relationships, Sports, Young Adult 13+

Finley lives in broken-down Bellmont, a town ruled by the Irish mob and racially charged rivalries; playing basketball is his only relief. Russ has just moved to the neighborhood, and his life has turned upside down by tragedy. He won't pick up a basketball, but answers only to the name Boy21. As senior  year brings these two boys together, a unique friendship may turn out to be the answer they both need.