Brooklyn-based author’s novel focuses on new beginnings, growth

Brooklyn author Nora Zelevansky. Photo by Emma Lewison
Brooklyn author Nora Zelevansky. Photo by Emma Lewison
Brooklyn author Nora Zelevansky. Photo by Emma Lewison

Brooklyn-based author Nora Zelevansky’s new novel “Will You Won’t You Want Me?” (St. Martin’s Griffin) offers a satirical take on New York and Los Angeles as it follows a story about new beginnings and the unexpected forms they take.

Marjorie Plum, who was a “queen bee” in high school, seems to have lost her sparkle 10 years later.  Now, at her bleakest moment, she’s surprised by renewed interest from a questionable childhood crush, and the bickering with her cranky boss — at a potentially game-changing new job — grows increasingly like flirtatious banter.

She’s faced with a choice between the life she always dreamed of and one she never thought to imagine. With the help of a precocious 11-year-old tutee, who unknowingly becomes the Ghost of Marjorie Past, and a musician roommate, who looks like a pixie and talks like the Dalai Lama, Marjorie struggles with the ultimate question: Who does she want to be?

Zelevansky’s writing has appeared in ELLE, SELF, InStyle, Town & Country, Style.com, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Salon.com, Vanity Fair online and Travel + Leisure, among others.  A born-and-bred Manhattanite, she now lives with her family in Brooklyn.

Image courtesy of St. Martin’s Press
Image courtesy of St. Martin’s Press

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