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Jordan Nielsen

Jordan Nielsen received her masters degree in creative writing from the University of Edinburgh. She has been reviewing children's literature since 2008, and is currently the children's book buyer for the Powerhouse Arena, an independent bookstore in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Jennifer Gilmore's If Only

Acclaimed author of adult fiction, Jennifer Gilmore (The Mothers, 2013) makes her second foray into writing for teens with If Only, an honest and affecting consideration of the emotional and ethical complications surrounding the process of open adoption. Comprised not only of separate timelines, but also a variety of alternate possible realities for its characters, If Only explores the relationship between choices and outcomes, the hands of fate (or chaos) and how they shape our identity.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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