If These Wings Could Fly

Kyrie McCauley (Author)

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
March 03, 2020
5.5 X 1.5 X 8.4 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Kyrie McCauley has always been a storyteller. She has also been a waitress, nanny, singer in a band, ACLU intern, rally organizer, Truman Scholar, and, most recently, a mother and a writer. She holds a master of science in social policy from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives near Philadelphia with her husband, children, and several ill-mannered but beloved cats.


โ€œA hauntingly intense tale thrumming with hope! A stunning, powerful debut.โ€--Tiffany D. Jackson, award-winning author of Monday's Not Coming
โ€œHeartbreaking, important, and layered with so much hope, this book breathes magic into every chapter.โ€--Akemi Dawn Bowman, Morris Award Finalist and author of Starfish
โ€œA deep dive to illustrate the quiet strength of those in the darkest situations, If These Wings Could Fly is atmospheric, brilliantly drawn, and ultimately hopeful.โ€--Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species
โ€œMcCauley expertly blends the devastation of family with the invincibility of first love and sisterhood. This debut marks the start of a bold new talent!โ€--Justin A. Reynolds, author of Opposite of Always
โ€œA beautiful, powerful, and emotional story that tugs at your heartstrings as it empathetically and honestly steers you through the pain of domestic violence.โ€--Farrah Penn, author of Twelve Steps to Normal
โ€œIf These Wings Could Fly is a tense and emotional story that will in turns break your heart, make you swoon, and leave you feeling hopeful.โ€--Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Past Perfect Life
โ€œA careful, sharp exploration of rage, love, and what it means to balance on the knife edge between them.โ€--Rebecca Barrow, author of This Is What It Feels Like
"[A] lyrical novel [with] authentic, intimate first-person narration... Strong writing that features some dreamily lovely turns of phrase... A powerful, thoughtful, and ultimately hopeful debut."--Kirkus Reviews
"McCauley makes a moving debut with this hard-hitting novel set in a small, tightly knit town."--Publishers Weekly
"Poignant and powerful, this novel uses magical realism to examine choice in a difficult world. There are titles for teens that address the realities of dating violence, but it's more difficult to find stories of family violence; in her debut, McCauley traverses the tender ground with grace."--Booklist
"McCauley offers just a touch of magical realism here, layering a painfully honest exploration of domestic violence with a subtle eeriness... Her narration is elegant and thoughtful... a refreshing portrayal of two teens who negotiate their own challenges while acknowledging those of others."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books