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Auction Ends: Jun 2, 2010 11:59 PM CDT

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"An Off Year" by Claire Zulkey

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Estimated Value
$18 USD
$22 USD to roadhag
Number of Bids
9  -  Bid History

Item Description


Cecily has always done everything as she was supposed to: taken the right classes, gotten the right grades, applied to the right colleges. But after a lifetime of following the rules, she surprises everyone by arriving for her freshman year of college . . . and turning around. There are infinite possibilities for Cecily’s unexpected gap year. She could volunteer, or travel around the world—but, for now, Cecily is content to do absolutely nothing. What follows is a year of snarkily observed self-doubt and selfdiscovery during which Cecily must ask herself, for the first time, what does she really want to do with her life?


"Cecily's experiences and emotions are honest and refreshing." --School Library Journal

"[A] strong, fresh-voiced first novel with definite crossover appeal to the college set..." --Booklist

Item Special Note


"An Off Year" just happens to be penned by an Evanston author and set in the very same city!

  • Claire is a writer for the Los Angeles Times, and has also contributed to Chicago Magazine, Elle, Chicago Tribune, and a long list of other periodicals.
  • This book is signed by the author, and will be mailed to the winning bidder at close of auction.


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