Up from the Blue

Available

Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.31 X 8.1 X 0.79 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061984037
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Susan Henderson is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize. She is the author of two novels, The Flicker of Old Dreams and Up from the Blue, both published by HarperCollins. Susan lives in Kings Park, New York and blogs at the writer support group, LitPark.com.

Reviews

"A rare literary page-turner full of shocking discoveries and twists. Susan Henderson has created a remarkable narrator--as memorable for her feistiness as for her tenderness. Up From the Blue is going to be one of this year's major debuts."--Josh Kilmer-Purcell, author of I Am Not Myself These Days
"Up from the Blue deftly portrays a family with contradictions we can all relate to--it's beautiful and maddening, hopeful and condemning, simple, yet like a knot that takes a lifetime to untangle. You will love it completely, even as it hurts you...it's a heartbreaking, rewarding story that still haunts me."--Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
"Susan Henderson's debut novel Up From the Blue is elegant and engrossing....Tillie Harris is both tender and tough, charming and filled with wonder by the difficulties she must overcome. Henderson is a talent to watch."--Danielle Trussoni, author of Angelology and Falling Through the Earth
"Henderson beautifully portrays this family in crisis through its most voluble and consistent member. Rapturous prose reveals young Tillie's heart as she yearns for the mother who will make her world better but who can't seem to mend her own tortured soul. A triumphant debut."--Library Journal
"Henderson shows remarkable compassion in her debut novel, an affecting portrait of depression through a child's eyes."--Booklist
"A haunting tale of the terrible ways in which we fail each other; of the whys, the what ifs, and the what nows. This is not a book you'll soon forget."--Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants
"A remarkable debut, not just for the uncanny accuracy and charm of eight-year-old Tillie's narrative voice, but for the way the characters reveal unexpected angles of themselves that somehow make them realer than real. Up from the Blue lingers in the mind."--Mark Childress, author of Crazy in Alabama
"Inescapable sadness is threaded through with surprising moments of joy, in an intimate story that dispels the usual notions of victims and oppressors."--Columbus Dispatch
"Haunting and unsettling, Up From the Blue's real alchemy is the way it uncovers the stories that alternately save us and keep us from our real truths. Incandescently written, this is a stunning debut with heart."--Caroline Leavitt, author of Girls in Trouble and Pictures of You
"Up From the Blue is a heart-wrenching, tender story with a mystery that kept my pulse racing. What a joy to discover Tillie Harris, the most memorable, charming and plucky narrator in fiction since Scout Finch."--Jessica Anya Blau, author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties
"Up from the Blue is a beautiful, haunting, spirited debut, charged with secrets and deep longing. Susan Henderson has written a moving love story, a portrait of that deep lasting love between mother and daughter."--Julianna Baggott, author of Girl Talk, The Madam, and Which Brings Me to You
"[An] elegant debut...Henderson's fascinating novel fearlessly examines the complexities of depression, romantic and filial love, and motherhood. Beautiful, funny, sad, and complicated, Tillie's quest to understand her complex, troubled family is filled with lush descriptions of painfully emotional moments."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)