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Man Alive!



"This is a family novel for smart people."  Washington Post, Notable Book of 2013


"Impressive intelligence and sly humor."  People


"Dissects family life with great heart and rapier wit."  Parade


"Electric. Open its pages or plug in your Kindle."  Huffington Post


"Brilliantly bizarre."  Bustle


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The Bowl Is Already Broken


"A winsome novel with a serious message—if loss is embedded in our everyday realities, then we must live as though the bowl is already broken."  San Francisco Chronicle


"A tart, affectionate satire of the museum world's bickering and scheming."  New York Times


"Wonderful stuff, these miniature visions in watercolor, ink and gold. Too bad their days—at least in Zuravleff's fictional museum complex—are numbered."  Washington Post

The Frequency of Souls is a novel of love, electricity, and life after death. Starring George Mahoney, a refrigerator designer gone stale, and the unforgettable Niagara Spense, who sees electricity as a mysterious animating force.


"Zuravleff's insightful yet gentle rendering of the absurd allows readers to connect fully with her quirky and endearing characters."  New York Times


"A beguiling and wildly inventive first novel. . . . A funny and wholly original love story that weds the everyday to the supernatural and the mystical to the mundane."  Chicago Tribune

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Man Alive!

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