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Ann Brashares

Biography

Ann Brashares

Ann Brashares grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with three brothers and attended a Quaker school in the D.C. area called Sidwell Friends. She studied Philosophy at Barnard College, part of Columbia University in New York City. Expecting to continue studying philosophy in graduate school, Ann took a year off after college to work as an editor, hoping to save money for school. Loving her job, she never went to graduate school, and instead, remained in New York City and worked as an editor for many years. Ann made the transition from editor to full-time writer to write her first novel, THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS.

Books by Ann Brashares

by Ann Brashares - Family, Fiction, Marriage, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Summer for Sasha and Ray means the sprawling old house on Long Island. Since they were children, they’ve shared almost everything. But they’ve never met. Sasha’s dad was once married to Ray’s mom, and together they had three daughters. But the marriage crumbled and the bitterness lingered. Now there are two new families --- and neither one will give up the beach house that holds the memories of summers past. This summer, the lives of Sasha, Ray, and their siblings intersect in ways none of them ever dreamed.

by Ann Brashares - Youth Fiction
Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.
 
This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time --- a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. 
by Ann Brashares - Fiction

Eighth grade has come to an end, and Polly, Jo and Ama --- a new generation of sisterhood --- are poised to enter South Bethesda High School. Over summer vacation, the three girls reflect on the day they first met and how their friendships have changed over the years.

by Ann Brashares - Fiction

During their first summer apart, four teenage girls, best friends since childhood, stay in touch through a shared pair of secondhand jeans that magically adapts to each of their figures. They decide to form a sisterhood and share the jeans. The journey of the traveling pants --- and the most memorable summer of their lives --- is about to begin.