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5.6 X 8.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Lyn Miller-Lachmann is an author, educator, and editor. Her novels include Torch, winner of the 2023 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature, Gringolandia, Rogue, Moonwalking, and Eyes Open. She earned a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, Lyn enjoys traveling to new places. She lives in New York City and lived part-time in Lisbon, Portugal for many years.


"A bold and uncompromising portrayal of life under an authoritarian regime, Lyn Miller-Lachman's Torch combines nuanced characters and a compelling narrative into a powerful story about survival, humanity, and hope."-G. D. Falksen, award-winning author of The Secret Life of Kitty Granger, Maiden of War, and The Ouroboros Cycle

-- (10/31/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Lyn Miller-Lachmann's Torch manages to accomplish the nearly impossible--a novel that is not only intensively researched and informative, but also riveting and deeply heartfelt. Readers will learn and care in equal measure."--Cynthia Levinson, author of the Robert J. Sibert Medal-winning The People's Painter: How Ben Shahn Fought for Justice with Art

-- (5/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"A masterful, taut, and emotionally rich historical novel that is heartrending and essential reading for our present political climate."--starred, School Library Journal

-- (1/1/2023 12:00:00 AM)

"[T]his story of revolutionary hope confronts dehumanizing forces through its resilient characters' deeply held friendships. An astonishing and gripping read." -- starred, Booklist

-- (12/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Miller-Lachmann deftly balances moments of happiness and hope within an ominously rendered narrative marked by fear and potential catastrophe. This captivating political thriller is perfect for Ruta Sepetys fans." -- starred, Publishers Weekly

-- (10/28/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"Equally terrifying and captivating."--starred, Kirkus Reviews

-- (8/15/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"[A] story full of adventure, friendship, and feelings as time passes. The story is full of compelling characters that the reader can't help but root for, as well as writing that builds a palpable atmosphere."--Children's Literature

-- (3/7/2023 12:00:00 AM)

"[O]utstanding...I was swept away." --Carly Heath, author of The Reckless Kind

-- (5/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"I was immediately hooked and couldn't put this down." --Kip Wilson, author of White Rose and The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin

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"Frighteningly relevant in today's world." --Padma Venkatraman, author of The Bridge Home and Born Behind Bars

-- (5/1/2022 12:00:00 AM)