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Love Crosses Borders: Life-Changing Decisions


Relationships are a lot of work, especially when romantic feelings are involved. Three YA authors explore the borders their characters must cross as they make life decisions and explore new relationships. Adrianne Finlay's teens cross the border of humanity in a romance between a clone and a human in "Your One and Only," while Marie Marquardt's teens cross the border of trauma through love in "The Radius of Us." Sandhya Menon's teens in "When Dimple Meant Rishi" fight the border of parental expectations and traditions.


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Adrianne Finlay

Adrianne Finlay, originally from Ithaca, New York, now lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with her husband, the poet J. D. Schraffenberger, and their two young daughters. Her book, "Your One & Only," is a powerful YA debut novel set in the near future about the only human boy in a world populated by nine clone models and the girl who falls in love with him....

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Marie Marquardt

Marie Marquardt is the author of young adult novels, a college professor, and an immigration advocate. She is a Scholar-in-Residence at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. In addition to "Dream Things True" and "The Radius of Us," she has co-authored two non-fiction books and written many articles on immigration....

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Sandhya Menon

Sandhya Menon is the New York Times best-selling author of the smash-hit "When Dimple Met Rishi" and the forthcoming "From Twinkle, with Love." She was born and raised in India on a steady diet of Bollywood movies and street food, and blames this upbringing for her obsession with happily-ever-afters, bad dance moves and pani puri....

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