Hanna Who Fell from the Sky (First Time Trade)
Description"A powerful meditation on how we define ourselves... A gorgeous blend of dreamy folklore and gritty reality." --Erika Swyler, bestselling author of The Book of Speculation Hanna has never been outside her secluded community of Clearhaven, nor has she ever questioned why her father has four wives. And in only one week, on her eighteenth birthday, Hanna will follow tradition and become the fifth wife of a man more than twice her age. But just days before the wedding, an enigmatic stranger challenges Hanna to question her fate and to follow her own will, causing her world to begin unraveling around her. When her mother reveals a secret, Hanna is forced to decide whether she was really meant for something greater than the claustrophobic world of Clearhaven. But can she abandon her beloved younger sister and the only home she's ever known? With lush, evocative prose, award-winning author Christopher Meades takes readers on an emotional journey into a fascinating, unknown world--and along the way brilliantly illuminates complexities of faith, identity and how our origins shape who we are. "An engrossing, richly layered novel." --Kirkus Reviews "Meades weaves a feast of paradox and surprise." --Benjamin Ludwig, author of Ginny Moon "Compelling and provocative.... In Hanna, readers will find a new heroine." --Paula Treick DeBoard, author of The Drowning Girls "An indelible novel about faith, family and love. Your heart will soar." --Kelly Simmons, author of The Fifth of July
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About the Author
Christopher Meades is the author of three previous novels, including The Last Hiccup, which won the 2013 Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction. In addition, Meades' work has appeared in several literary journals including the Potomac Review and the Fiddlehead. He lives in British Columbia, Canada, with his family.