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Christy Ottaviano Books-Little Brown and Hachette
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5.6 X 8.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author

Karen S. Chow is an engineer and lives with her family in Gilbert, Arizona. Miracle marks her writing debut. She invites you to visit her at kchowrites.com.


"This lyrical narrative weaves in musical elements to effectively describe the complexity of Amie's grief and its effects on her love for music...fans of When You Trap a Tiger will find this poignant middle grade novel valuable."

"Bolstered by an undercurrent of hope, Chow's unflinchingly raw debut explores the fraught relationship between a grieving daughter and mother during a father's decline and death from cancer.... Portraying variations on grief experiences amid a community slowly adjusting after a shared loss, Chow honors the tween protagonist's complexities and priorities as explored via Amie's candid voice. Auditory imagery, Harry Potter references, and nods to the Chinese American family's cultural expression ground the narrative, while chapter epigraphs define music theory metaphors."--Publishers Weekly
Praise for Miracle:

"A moving, musical interlude on grief, Chow's debut novel wraps readers in the moments Amie shares with her ba-ba, who has cancer.... Well-paced and serious without being overly heavy, Chow's debut is a great pick for anyone with a love of music or with a cloud of grief lingering over them. Hand to fans of Lynne Kelly, Christine Day, and Paul Acampora."--Booklist