NEWS & PRESS

Movie update Catherine Hardwicke, director of Twilight,  in talks to direct Love Letters to the Dead.  Read the article
A new YA novel coming in 2018! Learn more
Fox 2000, Temple Hill Land First Novel ‘Love Letters To The Dead’ (Deadline) Love Letters to the Dead has been optioned by Fox 2000! Producing are Temple Hill‘s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen, who produced the upcoming The Fault in Our StarsRead the story here
Goodreads Love Letters to the Dead was nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award!
Grief Lessons (NY Times Sunday Book Review) Read the review here
10 More Novels That Could Fuel the Teen-Movie Comeback (Vanity Fair)

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15 YA Novels To Watch Out For This Spring (Buzzfeed)

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Read A Posthumous Note To Kurt Cobain In This Exclusive 'Love Letters To The Dead' Excerpt (MTV)

Ava Dellaira's book, about one girl grieving her lost sister, already has one famous fan. See who it is ›

Ava Dellaira talks debut novel, 'Love Letters to the Dead' (EW)

This book is a sweet, poignant debut that you won’t want to miss. Here, Dellaira talks about the inspiration for the book and her connection to fellow author Stephen Chbosky. Read more here

Interview: Ava Dellaira, author of 'Love Letters to the Dead' (USA Today)

Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead, joins us to talk about her new book (out today!), its music theme, binge-watching TV and favorite authors. Read more here

15 Books by Women to Read Now (or Very Soon): A Reading List (The Hairpin) See the list here!
Ava Dellaira on the Best Advice Stephen Chbosky Ever Gave Her (Bookish)

Gayle Forman, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Emma Watson  have one big thing in common: They absolutely adore Ava Dellaira's debut YA novel, Love Letters to the Dead. Read more here

EVENTS

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Book reading & signing A Great Good Place for Books Oakland, CA Sep 28th, 2015 | 7:00pm
Book reading & signing Powell’s (Cedar Ridge Crossing Location) Beaverton, OR Sep 30th, 2015 | 7:00pm
Book reading & signing Pages Books Manhattan Beach, CA Oct 1st, 2015 | 6:30pm

Event with Stephen Chbosky and Liz Maccie.

South America tour Oct 3rd - 12th, 2015

Ava will be in Buenos Aires, Argentina from Oct 3-6th, andthe Montevideo Book Fair in Uruguay from Oct 6-10th. 
More details at  V&R Editoras

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Praise & Reviews

I simply loved this book. With every page, I was moved by the powerful emotion and eloquent prose. It is the announcement of a bold new literary voice. —STEPHEN CHBOSKY, AUTHOR OF
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
A brilliant story about the courage it takes to keep living after your world falls apart. A heart-wrenching celebration of love and friendship and family. —LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON, AUTHOR OF
SPEAK AND WINTERGIRLS
With beautiful observations of where life can take us, from grieving to celebrating, disappointment to wonder, Love Letters to the Dead is a love letter to living. —JAY ASHER, AUTHOR OF THIRTEEN REASONS WHY
Dear Ava Dellaira: Your book broke my heart, and pieced it back together. As with Kurt, Janis, Amelia and the others who are gone but still somehow here, Love Letters to the Dead leaves an indelible mark. —GAYLE FORMAN, AUTHOR OF
IF I STAY AND JUST ONE DAY
As wondrous—and as fearless—as a shooting star. —LAUREN MYRACLE, AUTHOR OF
TTYL AND THE INFINITE MOMENT OF US
Riveting, captivating, utterly disarming. I could not put this book down! Love Letters to the Dead is like discovering a shoebox full of notes addressed to someone else...A voyeristic delight! —SIOBHAN VIVIAN, AUTHOR OF THE LIST AND
NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL
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