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Rainbow Rowell Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Attachments (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eleanor & Park (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fangirl (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Landline (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carry On (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Coming from Omaha, Nebraska in the United States, the American author Rainbow Rowell has been writing for a number of years now, having produced her long line of well received and unique brand of young adult and contemporary adult fiction. With novels such as ‘Fangirl’ she’s got a clear and articulate voice that’s adept and understanding of her audience, all of whom await each release with eager anticipation and excitement. She knows exactly what her readers are looking for, providing them with characters that are easy to relate to, whilst creating dialogue that’s both natural and flows easily off the page.

Early and Personal Life

Born in 1973 on the 24th of February, Rainbow Rowell grew up in Nebraska, America, as she started to develop a life-long passion for both reading and literature, as she built upon her love for the written word. Creating deep and intricate inner worlds, she always had a strong and complex imagination, whilst simultaneously she was able to easily pinpoint what made people, and ultimately her characters, tick. This was all going to help her in her adult career as a writer, a journey that would take her to becoming a fully fledged author of highly successful novels reaching audiences on a global scale.

Starting out on the Omaha World-Herald where she was an ad copywriter and long-running columnist, she put her talents in writing and English to use straight away, gaining experience on the job between the years of 1995 and 2012. This allowed her to apply her craft, as well as create an established name for herself, as she honed and refined her craft, creating the unique voice that her many readers know and love her for to this very day. Following this stint at the publication, she then went on to work for an ad agency, all the while creating what was to be her very first debut novel.

Having had a first-hand experience led education in the world of publishing, she clearly knows and understands how it best operates, along with what it is that her readers want and what creates quality engaging content. Now in talks with the major film studio Dreamworks who are looking to produce a big-screen adaptation of her young adult novel ‘Eleanor and Park’ she’s come a long way since her early days working at the Omaha World-Herald. Putting her talents to screenwriting now, she has come to be a highly gifted and extremely versatile writer with a flair for character and emotionally engaging narratives.

Now living happily married with her husband and their two sons, she continues to write to this day from her home in Nebraska. With a multitude of different new and exciting projects coming up on the horizon, it appears she has a lot of stories left to tell. As she clearly shows no signs of stopping any time soon, it looks as if this is something that’s set to carry on into the foreseeable future.

Writing Career

In 2011 she was to finally complete and publish her first debut novel ‘Attachments’, the culmination of some years of work and toil. Well received it garnered her attention right away from all the right sectors of the literary industry, as she was fast on her way to becoming an international success. Gaining plaudits from both critics and the public alike, she was praised for her handling of characters and, before long, she was turning the heads of major Hollywood studio executives.

Writing about ‘people who talk a lot’ by her own volition, she has always had a keen ear for dialogue, something which the studio executives at Dreamworks have picked up on. Moving to writing full time, she quickly gained a worldwide audience both online and off, with fans from far and wide discovering her work every day. As she constantly continues to build upon her extensive backlog of material every day, her writing career will grow from strength-to-strength for some time yet.

Eleanor and Park

Originally published on the 12th of April in 2012, this was to be a major release from the author Rainbow Rowell. A young adult title it follows themes of romance with elements of nostalgia, all mixed into a contemporary setting. Featuring the two main eponymous protagonists from the title, it follows their relationship for the duration of the novel, thus setting the tone for much of Rowell’s work as an author of contemporary literature.

Set over the duration of an entire school year, it follows two sixteen year old students who come together, despite knowing deep down that nothing really lasts forever. Eleanor is atypical of a high-school girl in that she never seems to fit in and is somewhat awkward, with her bad dress-sense and feeling like a misfit. Complimenting this is Park, a young teenage boy of the same age as her, who manages to form a bond finding himself on the same wavelength. Is young love really never built to last? Can they overcome the obstacles placed before them? What will become of Eleanor and Park?

Fangirl

First published on the 10th of September in 2013, this was to be another young adult novel from the author Rainbow Rowell. Similar to what came before, her readers already being numerous, it manages to perfectly capture the essence of its themes and subjects. Following its main protagonist throughout, it manages to draw the reader in, investing them heavily in the outcome of her character.

A lifelong fan of the Simon Snow series, a fictional popular franchise that works as a loose homage to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, teenage student Cath is an avowed fangirl of the fantasy books. Whilst Cath’s sister has started to leave their shared fandom behind and move on, Cath is still stuck in the fantasy world of Simon Snow. Moving on to college she must now face up to a potential life without the fantasy world and community that her fandom provided her with. Can she move on? What will become of their father being alone, now that her and her sister Wren have gone to college? Will she ever be able to give up being a fangirl?

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