Far from the Tree

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Price
$11.99  $11.15
Publisher
Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.8 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062330635

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About the Author

Robin Benway is a National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of nine novels for young people, including Far from the Tree, Audrey, Wait!, the AKA series, and Emmy & Oliver. Her books have received numerous awards and recognition, including the PEN America Literary Award, the Blue Ribbon Award from the Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books, ALA's Best Books for Young Adults, and ALA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults. In addition, her novels have received starred reviews from BookPage, Kirkus Reviews, ALA Booklist, and Publishers Weekly and have been published in more than twenty-five countries. Her sixth novel, Far from the Tree, won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and the PEN America Award and was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, PBS, Entertainment Weekly, and the Boston Globe. In addition to her fictional work, her nonfiction work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Bustle, Elle, and more. Her newest book, The Girls of Skylark Lane, will be in stores in Fall 2024.

Robin grew up in Orange County, California, attended NYU, where she was a recipient of the Seth Barkas Prize for Creative Writing, and is a graduate of UCLA. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her dog, Hudson.

Reviews

★ "Family issues are neither airbrushed nor oversimplified. From the first page to the last, this compassionate, funny, moving, compulsively readable novel about what makes a family gets it right." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

★ "Equally heartwarming and heart-wrenching... Benway (Emmy & Oliver) delves into the souls of these characters as they wrestle to overcome feelings of inadequacy, abandonment, and betrayal, gradually coming to understand themselves and each other." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A sensitive exploration of what it means to be a family...With an abundance of warmth and humor, the novel continues to circle back to the message that love doesn't require perfection -- that perhaps it reveals itself most fully when we don't quite get it right, but keep trying." -- Chicago Tribune

"A brilliant exercise in empathy." -- New York Times Book Review

"Benway adeptly leads readers through a tale of love, loss, and self-discovery. Expect to cry real tears at this one." -- School Library Journal

"Far from the Tree is the kind of book that strikes close to a reader's heart. I had to know what happened to Grace, Maya, and Joaquin, and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Beautiful." -- Ally Condie, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of the Matched trilogy

"Far from the Tree is a touching story about the strength and love of unconventional families, and the unbreakable bond of siblings near and far. Robin Benway's characters are authentically crafted, full of heart, hurt, and hope." -- Brandy Colbert, author of Pointe and Little & Lion

"A beautifully written story about the families we're born with and the families we choose, as well as the power -- and potential pain -- of that choice." -- Bustle

"A deeply moving novel...The trials the three teens face are always confronted directly and never diminished; their relationships, both new and old, are complicated and beautiful." -- Shelf Awareness

"Far from the Tree dives deep into themes of heartbreak and love, and presents a profound, emotional meditation on what it means to be family." -- Brightly

"If you've even once wept at NBC's This Is Us, you particularly owe it to yourself to pick this one up." -- NPR.org

"The book really is something special." -- Wall Street Journal

"Readers will appreciate the explorations of family, stigma, and vulnerability. Benway is looking to follow in the Caroline Cooney footsteps of smart, realism-grounded stories." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books