All the Wind in the World

Longlist, National Book Awards 2017 for Young People's Literature

All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry book cover
ISBN 9781616206666
Algonquin Young Readers / Workman Publishing Company
Samantha Mabry author photo, credit: Laura Burlton Photography
Samantha Mabry

Samantha Mabry grew up in Texas and attended college at Southern Methodist University, where she majored in English Literature, minored in Spanish, and studied Latin and Classics. She received a master’s degree in English from Boston College, and now teaches college courses in writing and Latino literature. More about this author >

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Sarah Jac Crow and James Holt have fallen in love working in the endless fields that span a near-future, bone-dry Southwest, a land that’s a little bit magical, deeply dangerous, and bursting with secrets. To protect themselves, they’ve learned to work hard and—above all—keep their love hidden from the people who might use it against them. Then, just when Sarah Jac and James have settled in and begun saving money for the home they dream of near the coast, a horrible accident sends them on the run. With no choice but to start over on a new, possibly cursed ranch, the delicate balance of their lives begins to give way—and they may have to pay a frighteningly high price for their love.