The Wide Starlight

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Product Details

Price
$18.99
Publisher
Razorbill
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 1.3 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780593116227

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About the Author

Nicole Lesperance grew up on Cape Cod and graduated from Wesleyan University. She spent a few years in London and now lives near Boston with her husband, two kids, and two rambunctious black cats. She writes YA and middle grade books. Follow her on Twitter @niclesperance or visit her online at NicoleLesperance.com.

Reviews

★ With her vividly rendered settings, emotionally complex characters, and sweet and sinister magical realism, Lesperance may be a promising successor to Alice Hoffman...[The Wide Starlight is] sharp and snow-dusted yet strangely cozy; a comforting winter's read. --Kirkus, starred review

★ A lovely exploration of grief and the way stories shape our lives--and how reshaping stories can have consequences. The pages fly by as Lesperance's compelling voice and masterful switching between present-day narrative and fairy-tale past smoothly build a portrait of intergenerational love, loss, and magic rooted in a glittering Arctic landscape. --BCCB, starred review

This mesmerizing and sometimes heartbreaking fantasy reveals the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters...A haunting contemporary fantasy. --School Library Journal

Lesperance weaves the myth and magic of Norwegian folklore into a realistic setting in this wintry tale of a teen searching for her long-lost mother...an emotionally complex tale of the love between mothers and daughters that balances between ominous and cozy. --Booklist

[A] promising debut. --Publishers Weekly

"Poetic and richly imagined, The Wide Starlight is a spell-binding journey through a world of Nordic fairytale...the heart-wrenching story of a teenage girl and her quest to reclaim and understand the mother who abandoned her." --Edith Patou, award-winning author of East and West

Nicole Lesperance blends crystalline prose, an atmospheric setting and memorable characters to create a story that dances and shines as brightly as the northern lights in her debut YA novel, The Wide Starlight. --BookPage

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