Authors that deserve some lovin’! (1) Claire LaZebnik

I read all across the board, and as such, often come across books that not everyone has heard of. Yes, sometimes I read the books with all the big hype, but I also read a lot of other books that many people don’t know about but should! So I’m going to start featuring some of my favorite authors who are really underrated in my opinion. I’ll post these features on occasion, whenever I feel like it. Check out their books and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Today’s featured author – the first! – is Claire LaZebnik. Claire writes with elegance and grace about real life situations. If you love good adult contemporary fiction, then you definitely should check Claire out.

Her book, If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now, is one of my all time favorite books, and I recommend it to everyone I know.  Listen, I read this book back in 2010, and I still remember the way it made me feel. Books like this are the reason I am a reader and a (soon to be) librarian. This was the book that I literally did not want to put down. It’s a really overused cliche, but I mean it when I talk about this book. I welled up with emotion reading it and had it in my hands every spare second. I read a lot of good books, but it’s rare to come across a gem like this. Only a couple books a year make me feel this way. Needless to say, I now own every one of her novels (but still need to read them all – shame on me). In addition to writing adult fiction, she’s also written YA (Epic Fail) and nonfiction.

Her other novels are:

Families and Other Nonreturnable Gifts

The Smart One and the Pretty One

Knitting Under the Influence

Same as it Never Was

So, have you read any of Claire’s books? If so, do you love her as much as I do? Let me know. :)




  1. says

    Steph- I absolutely love Claire LaZebnik’s books, too! She is also a gracious and humble author. She personally responded to comments I made on her blog and then mailed me a signed (gasp!) copy of her first novel, Same as it Never Was, which now happens to be my favorite of her books. I discovered her by going on a random book hunt in Barnes and Noble one day; the goal was to patronize an author who wrote in a similar genre as I do and who wasn’t cliche-famous. She did not disappoint!

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