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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joanne Zienty  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.joannezienty.com/
-- Joanne Zienty on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=joanne+zienty

E-Mail: -- jezienty@joannezienty.com


Illinois Connection

Zienty was born and raised on Chicago's South Side. She attended the University of Chicago, earned her teaching certificate from Roosevelt University and a Master's in Library and Information Sciences from Dominican University. She currently resides in Wheaton, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Joanne Zienty book, ''The Things We Save'', was named the 2014 winner of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago and vividly remembers the "glow of industry" that lit the night sky with an orange haze. She attended the University of Chicago and Roosevelt University, has a Master's in Library and Information Science from Dominican University and works as a library director for an elementary school district. She lives in Wheaton, Illinois with her husband, two daughters and one very naughty cat.


Awards

The Things We Save


-- Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project Winner, 2014

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

The things we save
ISBN: 9781500290832. OCLC Number: 884725121

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The story of the ways, both subtle and brutal, that a family falls apart and the intimate struggle to put what remains back together. It asks provacative questions about the nature of love, the corrosive effects of envy and guilt, and the limits of forgiveness. This story is for anyone who has ever slammed out a door with the vow to never return, only to find his or her way back home again--Cover p. [4].

The things we save /
ISBN: 1463696248. OCLC Number: 767838613

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The story of the ways, both subtle and brutal, that a family falls apart and the intimate struggle to put what remains back together.