Read sample chapters from critically acclaimed author Gabrielle Zevin's Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, Elsewhere, and All These Things I've Done.
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IF THINGS HAD BEEN DIFFERENT, I'D BE CALLED Nataliya or Natasha, and I'd have a Russian accent and chapped lips year round. Maybe I'd even be a street kid who'd trade you just about anything for a pair of blue jeans. But I am not Nataliya or Natasha, because at six months old I was delivered from Kratovo, Moscow Oblast, to Brooklyn, New York. I don't remember the trip or ever having lived in Russia at all. What I know about my orphanhood is limited to what I've been told by my parents and then by what they were told, which was sketchy
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Gabrielle Zevin is the author of Elsewhere, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, and All These Things I've Done, as well as two novels for adults. Of her writing, the New York Times Book Review said, "Zevin's touch is marvelously light even as she considers profundities." She lives in Los Angeles. Learn more online at memoirsofa.com.