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National Book Festival

Sarah Dessen grew up in Chapel Hill, N.C., and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating with highest honors in creative writing. She is the author of several novels, including "Someone Like You," "Just Listen" and "Along for the Ride." A motion picture based on her first two books, called "How to Deal," was released in 2003. She says, "I've been writing, in one way or another, for as long as I can remember." Her 10th and latest novel is "What Happened to Goodbye" (Viking).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Sarah Dessen

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