The Only Light Left Burning

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$19.99  $18.59
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
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5.43 X 8.35 X 1.34 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Erik J. Brown's debut novel, All That's Left in the World, was named a Junior Library Guild Selection and received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Erik was also selected as a Lambda Literary Emerging Writers Fellow. When not writing genre-blending books for young adults, he enjoys traveling and embarking on the relentless quest of appeasing his Shiba Inu. He lives in Philadelphia with his husband.


"Both Andrew and Jamie are fully realized, empathetic characters whom readers will take to heart. Superb." -- Booklist (starred review)

PRAISE FOR ALL THAT'S LEFT IN THE WORLD: "Brown has somehow achieved a book that is romantic, hilarious, warm-hearted, hopeful, and page-turningly thrilling all at once. I was hooked from beginning to end." -- Dahlia Adler, author of Cool for the Summer

PRAISE FOR ALL THAT'S LEFT IN THE WORLD: "Tense, exciting, sometimes heartbreaking and always romantic, All That's Left in the World explores what it means to hold onto hope and humanity when the worst case scenario becomes reality. With characters you'll adore, and a fast-paced, mysterious plot that keeps you turning the pages as fast as you can devour them, this book is not to be missed." -- Sophie Gonzales, author of Only Mostly Devastated

PRAISE FOR ALL THAT'S LEFT IN THE WORLD: "A timeless love story that could not be more appropriate for this moment, All That's Left in the World is a thrilling, heartfelt, and beautifully written debut." -- Tom Ryan, Lambda Award winning author of I HOPE YOU'RE LISTENING

PRAISE FOR ALL THAT'S LEFT IN THE WORLD: "Survival is core to the queer experience, and in All That's Left In the World, Brown takes that to apocalyptic extremes with the story of Andrew and Jamie. This is quintessentially brave, dangerous-in-the-best-way queer storytelling!"-- -- Adam Sass, award-winning author of Surrender Your Sons

PRAISE FOR ALL THAT'S LEFT IN THE WORLD: "All That's Left in the World is unfailingly riveting and hopeful. A timely exploration of survival, trauma, and love stitched together with sharp wit and bone-deep emotion. Erik J. Brown is an invigorating voice to watch out for." -- Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running With Lions

PRAISE FOR ALL THAT'S LEFT IN THE WORLD: "It's difficult to say Andrew and Jamie are lucky, as each lost everyone they knew, but love like this--a small ember carefully tended until it erupts into a sustaining flame--is rare even when there are millions of people around you." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

PRAISE FOR ALL THAT'S LEFT IN THE WORLD: "In allowing the protagonists moments of laughter and warmth amid so much loss, he gets to the terrifying heart of societal collapse: the loneliness and guilt of outliving friends and family--and the resulting hope in connection." -- Publishers Weekly