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Georgia Clark

Författare till It Had to Be You: A Novel

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Verk av Georgia Clark

It Had to Be You: A Novel (2021) 136 exemplar
The Regulars (2016) 120 exemplar
Island Time (2022) 76 exemplar
The Bucket List (2018) 67 exemplar
Parched (2014) 36 exemplar
She's with the Band (2008) 12 exemplar
Pretty (2017) 1 exemplar

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Clark, Georgia
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female
Nationalitet
Australia
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screenwriter
performer
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Chelsea Lindman (Sanford Greenburger)
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Georgia Clark is an author, screenwriter and performer currently living in New York City. Her third novel, The Regulars, will be published by Emily Bestler Books (Atria/Simon & Schuster) in summer 2016. The Regulars is Georgia’s first adult fiction novel.

Her first novel, She’s With The Band  (Allen & Unwin, 2008), is a Young Adult coming-of-age about a trio of teenagers who start a band. It is based on her own experience "singing" in a "band" called Dead Dead Girls despite having very little musical ability.

Her second novel Parched (Holiday House, 2014) is a YA sci-fi dystopia set in a world without water. It was inspired by years of being a scrappy student revolutionary while at the University of Technology, Sydney. Here she completed a Bachelor of Communication (Media Arts & Production) and spent time making short films (such as The Heist) and music videos. Parched was favourably reviewed by Booklist, School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews, the latter summarizing it as “bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags.”

Georgia has received a grant for her fiction and has been selected to attend writer’s residencies in the US and Europe. She occasionally teaches at Lit Reactor.

In 2014, she co-wrote the play Pickles & Hargraves, and the Curse of the Tanzanian Glimmerfish with Ryan Williams. This one-hour comic murder mystery follows a debonair mouse detective who solves a murder at the 49th Annual Fish Fanciers Convention. It was selected for a five-show run at the New York International Fringe Festival. 

In Australia, Georgia won a national film and TV pitching competition for an original one-hour television pilot, Starts at Sunset. She has written for the Aussie TV drama Home & Away, and has created several pilots, spec scripts and web series. She's worked as a freelance journalist for over ten years and is published in Cosmo, CLEO, Daily Life, Sunday Life, Girlfriend and more.

Georgia has been performing improv in New York for seven years. Trained at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, she's a former UCB house team member. She appeared in The Untitled Web Series That Morgan Evans Is Doing For MTV (MTV). Georgia is enthusiastically vegetarian, proudly queer, definitely a city-dweller, and a long-time lover and supporter of the arts, such as New York and Sydney's indie theater scenes and Australia's Erotic Fan Fiction community (of which Eddie Sharp kindly credits her as a co-creator). She loves beach days, group dinners, and her beautiful girlfriend.

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Loved this! It had a little bit of everything, lots of different love stories linked together, and Clark was super deft. I cared about all the characters, which really speaks to how well plotted and connected the book was.
 
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whakaora | 2 andra recensioner | Mar 5, 2023 |
SO. MUCH. SEX. Sooooo much. That was fine.

What disappointed me was the ending of this. Did she really need a man to come along and save her? Really? Why was the last chapter mainly about her budding relationship? Why is she moving to Germany for a man? Where's her own creativity and inspiration? Why couldn't she move to Germany and take a leap of faith for a new start up, or to teach English or something? Why does she need a man for her self worth???

I think the author was trying to make the point that the good ones will love you even if you have fake breasts. But I think I needed more emphasis on how Lacey would love herself with or without her breasts.

As always, can't help being a little bit sad when the "bad guy" is very explicitly a POC and no one else is very explicitly a POC.


But this was a cushy beach read. I appreciate all the "sexy mastectomy" talk because it's something I know nothing about and I learned a lot. Lacey's friendships were well developed. But, if I wasn't in control of my stack of library books right now, I think I would have easily forgotten it halfway through.
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whakaora | 4 andra recensioner | Mar 5, 2023 |
25-year-old Lacey is caught off guard when she’s diagnosed with having the gene that can cause increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. What does this mean for her future and medical choices? And is she ready to make such a life altering decision at such a young age?

This was a great story, full of heavy moments and light, funny ones as Lacey explores her sexuality in a quest to have a “bucket list” of experiences before potentially making the decision whether or not to have a mastectomy. The writing was fun and upbeat. I liked the relationship she had with her friends, the troubled relationship written with her sister, and especially Cooper. In the first part of the book as she was working her way through the meaningless flings, it was funny, though maybe not so meaningful, so I was glad when things with Cooper started to heat up. The author did an amazing job of writing Lacey’s emotional journey of deciding whether or not to have surgery as an option for preventing breast cancer, as well as the journey of self-acceptance. Loved this book!

Please excuse typos/name misspellings. Entered on screen reader.
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KatKinney | 4 andra recensioner | Mar 3, 2022 |

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Verk
9
Medlemmar
453
Popularitet
#54,169
Betyg
½ 3.5
Recensioner
22
ISBN
41
Språk
2

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