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  • Michele Zackheim
    Michele Zackheim is the author of one previous novel, Violette's Embrace, and one work of nonfiction, Einstein's Daughter: The Search for Lieserl. Before turning to writing, she worked as a visual ...

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  • Richard  Zacks
    Richard Zacks
    Richard Zacks was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1955 but grew up in New York City. As a teenager, he gambled on the horses, played blackjack in illegal Manhattan card parlors and bought his first drink...

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  • Allen Zadoff
    Allen Zadoff is the author of several acclaimed novels, including Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have, winner of the Sid Fleischman Humor Award and a YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults. ...

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  • Michael Zadoorian
    Michael Zadoorian is the critically praised author of BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, as well as THE LEISURE SEEKER—basis for the 2018 Sony Pictures Classics film starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. ...

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  • Carlos Ruiz  Zafon
    Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of two critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling novels, The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game, is one of the world's most-read and best-loved writers. His...

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  • Nancy  Zafris
    Nancy Zafris
    Nancy Zafris is an American novelist, and short story writer. Her works include Lucky Strike, Travel, After Lunch and The Metal Shredders, and a book of stories, The People I Know.

    She is a winner of ...

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  • J.D. Zahniser
    J.D. Zahniser is an independent scholar. She holds a doctorate in American and Women's Studies

    Amelia R. Fry was an oral historian at Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library, University of ...

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  • Gabriel  Zaid
    Gabriel Zaid
    Gabriel Zaid's poetry, essays, social and cultural criticism, and business writings have been widely published throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Zaid is the founder and manager of a consulting ...

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    by Kate Weinberg
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    by Maja Lunde
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