The Spaces Between Us

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Henry Holt & Company
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5.7 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Stacia Tolman is a writer and freelance editor whose work has appeared in the Keen Sentinel and the Massachusetts Review, among other publications. She won a New Hampshire State Council on the Arts grant for fiction, based on an early excerpt of The Spaces Between Us. A former high school English teacher, Stacia lives in New Hampshire.


"Serena is a stunningly realistic and layered protagonist. Her story unfolds in remarkably sharp, vivid prose, and even the least sympathetic characters are rendered with thoughtful complexity. A girl-centered Catcher in the Rye for the 21st century. "--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Beautiful prose emphasizes complex themes of faith, the class system, and personal responsibility. With its impeccably developed characters and hard-hitting narrative, this is an essential purchase for teen and new adult collections."--School Library Journal, starred review

"Readers will be drawn by the plot details of high school life, a desperate road trip, and a tragic ending, while thematic wisdom comes in single lines. . . creating lingering questions and yielding insights that will have readers seeing their own situations differently long after the last page."--The Bulletin

"This is a raw, atmospheric depiction of a complicated relationship. The story unflinchingly faces hard questions about class and friendship, even when the answers are difficult, uncomfortable, or even tragic."--Horn Book

"One of the best parts of the story is its sense of place, which is writ large. Small, broken towns don't get a lot of attention in youth books, but Tolman digs deep, exploring the people who live there, their nightmares as well as their dreams."--Booklist