The Sea in Winter

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Product Details
Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Heartdrum
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.78 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062872043

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About the Author

Christine Day (Upper Skagit) holds a master's degree from the University of Washington, where she created a thesis on Coast Salish weaving traditions. I Can Make This Promise is her first novel. Christine lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband.

Reviews

"This thoughtful, honest sophomore novel invites readers to reckon with life's messy complexities while reassuring them that every ending brings the seeds of new beginnings." -- Shelf Awareness

This meditative story about a middle school girl's courageous journey toward healing follows a family as they navigate the complexities of supporting a tween's life-changing injury. In her second novel, Day offers a heartening glimpse into the immense patience and love required to endure limitations, build strength, and repair damage. An insightful, stirring read about healing and resilience. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Most of Maisie's tale is compressed into a period of several days over winter break, and as readers share her inner monologue, they're keenly aware that failure to follow professional advice and accept the support of teachers, family, and friends (who have demonstrably not deserted her) is turning her into her own worst enemy. Day lifts the narrative beyond the tribulations of another angsty tween heroine by offering an eminently reasonable path forward, paved with physical healing, emotional therapy, and reconnection with friends." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A contemplative and emotional story of resilience and reinvention whose dedication sums it up well: 'To anyone who needs a reminder that pain is temporary.'" -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Day's contemplative #OwnVoices novel adeptly explores Maisie's grief and identity, both as a dancer and as a Native American, with the latter organically highlighting variations within Native cultures. An inaugural title of the Native-centered imprint Heartdrum, this finds strength and beauty in life's quiet moments and opportunity in the unexpected." -- Booklist

"The story takes place primarily over the course of four days, during which we get to know Maisie's family uncommonly well through quotidian details and worldview-encompassing conversations; secondary characters, too, are nuanced and vividly drawn. Maisie's pain is specific to her experience while being relatable to many readers going through big life changes. Her alienation, denial, and despair make her eventual opening up feel cathartic and narratively earned. The Pacific Northwest setting is atmospherically described and indicative of this Native blended family's formative experiences." -- Horn Book Magazine

"The Sea in Winter is a refreshing and moving story of grief and healing from one of middle grade's brightest rising stars." -- BookPage (starred review)