Jennifer S. Brown’s debut novel, Modern Girls (NAL/Penguin), set in 1935 in New York City, is about a mother and daughter who must face the consequences of unplanned and unwanted pregnancies. She has published fiction and creative nonfiction in Fiction Southeast, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, The Southeast Review, The Sierra Nevada Review, and Bellevue Literary Review, among other places. Her essay “The Codeine of Jordan” was selected as a notable essay in 2012’s The Best American Travel Writing.

Jennifer has a BFA in film and television from New York University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington, Seattle. She lives, writes, and mothers in the suburbs of Boston.

Other Works

Awards and Recognition

  • 2017 Housatonic Book Award finalist in Fiction for MODERN GIRLS
  • 2016 Goodreads Choice semifinalist for Historical Fiction for MODERN GIRLS