Girl from Everywhere (Bound for Schools & Libraries)
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About the Author
For a Muse of Fire. Her debut novel, The Girl from Everywhere, was an Indie Next Pick and was also named a Best Book of the Year by NPR. Heidi Heilig holds an MFA from New York University in musical theatre writing, and she's written the book and lyrics for several shows. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her family. www.heidiheilig.com
A skillful mashup of science fiction and eclectic mythology, enlivened by vivid sensory detail and moments of emotional and philosophical depth. A nonstop time-travel romp. --Kirkus Reviews"
With time travel, fantasy, Hawaiian history, mythology, cute animals, and a feisty femaleprotagonist, romance and fantasy readers will find much to enjoy. --Booklist"
[A] time-travel adventure Heilig s writing is richly immersive, and a mature exploration of complicated love, both familial and romantic, underlies the story. A riveting and far-reaching fantasy that crosses seamlessly across the centuries, posing questions about fate, loyalty, and belonging. --Publishers Weekly"
This thrilling swashbuckler-steeped in history, myth, and legend-finds a solid anchor in its colorful characters. Fascinating, thought-provoking and wonderfully imagined, The Girl From Everywhere will spark the adventurer inside every reader. --Shelf Awareness"
The world Heilig has built is a creative blend of actual history and fantasy elements grounded in ancient and modern myths. Her novel is simultaneously an adventure story, a love triangle, and a meditation on big topics like the idea of home and the tension between fate and free will. --BookPage"
Heilig presents a dizzying array of intermeshed events, dates, and maps. The plot is rooted in actual Hawaiian history, and redolent with realistic details and Hawaiian folklore. The reader may ultimately be surprised at how smoothly the fantastical elements here mesh with the real. --Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)"
A truly exciting book, brimming with adventure, history, and sinuous potential. The Girl from Everywhere is a bewilderingly good book. Heidi Heilig is one to watch. --Christian Science Monitor"