When she is caught inthe backseat of a car with her older brother’s best friend – Deanna Lambert’s teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of “school slut,” she longs to escape a life defined by her past.
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.
M. Sindy Felin’s inspiration for her debut novel, Touching Snow, came from her own experiences growing up in an immigrant household in suburban New York and from her early love of mysteries. In writing the story of Karina, a young girl navigating the waters of two cultures, Sindy relied on many real-life social issues facing fellow Haitian immigrant families in the community where she was raised and was inspired by their resiliency and ingenuity. Sindy, the first person in her family born in the United States, was also the first girl to attend college; she graduated from Wesleyan University in 1994. She currently resides outside Washington, D.C.
Sadima and Hahp’s worlds are separated by generations, but their lives are connected in surprising and powerful ways in this first book of a trilogy.
Based on the author’s own experiences, this heartbreaking yet funny story chronicles the adolescence of one contemporary Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he seems destined to live.
This collection arranges poems from the author’s six highly praised books alongside a group of astonishing new pieces.
Plumly’s tenth collection of poems confronts and celebrates mortality—in the detailed natural world, in the immediacy of the loss of friends, and in personal encounters.
Long-lined and often laugh-out-loud funny, these poems encompass many things, including the heated restlessness of youth, the mixed blessings of self-imposed exile, and the settled pleasures of home.
Magnetic North is a bold collection that explores the intersections of history, science, and art.