The Vanishing Station

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$19.99  $18.59
Harry N. Abrams
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5.83 X 8.35 X 1.42 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Ana Ellickson writes about fierce girls, family curses, and everyday magic. The Vanishing Station is her debut novel, inspired by daydreams about jumping portals in the San Francisco subway. Roman the Renegade--her graphic novel script about street art and Filipino monsters--was awarded the 2021 New Visions Honor by Lee & Low Books. She lives in sunny Santa Barbara.
"San Francisco is flipped upside down when Filipino American Ruby Santos ventures into a magical underworld to save her family. Against this rich, fantastical backdrop, Ellckson captures a complex character in Ruby that many will relate to, whose own dreams are sometimes offset by family burdens placed on young shoulders"--Lilliam Rivera, author of Never Look Back
"A spellbinding thriller full of fantastical feats of imagination and perilous, world-traveling magic. At each breathless stop on the journey of reading this book I was struck by vivid moments of romance, deception, and grave danger as Ruby does all she can to save her father, her home, and herself."--Nova Ren Suma, New York Times bestselling author
"For those hungry for a unique contemporary fantasy, this book delivers. Prepare yourself for nuanced characterization, aching romance, and a slick underground world that you've never seen before . . . just don't get too close to the tracks."--Emily J. Taylor, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel Magnifique
"Ellickson delivers an ambitious, fast-paced fantasy crackling with complicated family dynamics and forbidden love in this simmering debut."--Publishers Weekly
"[I]t sets up threads that pay off once Ruby's talent for magic and her growing closeness to Montgomery draw heat from those inside and outside the organization. The story wraps up neatly but leaves room for a sequel. An urban fantasy with an original premise."--Kirkus
"At its heart, this debut novel is about the bond shared between father and daughter, dreams pursued at any cost, and how legacies both burden and invigorate parent-child relationships. Ellickson is a proficient storyteller, whether by bringing the various locales Ruby visits to life or by pulling from her own background to expand the history Ruby's father carried from the Philippines to San Francisco."--Booklist
"[L]yrical passages and moving prose...Captivating until the very end, this novel will leave readers hoping there is another book in the works...A must-have...Fans of espionage, romance, and magic will love this one."--School Library Journal