Can life be what you want it to be, how you create it in your art? How do you hold love and anger with empathy? This striking debut novel depicts the coming-of-age of a writer against the backdrop of a love story and family ties. Cole writes with such immediacy, you are perched right on his shoulder! A real-deal debut, and an author to watch!
A totally absorbing story from one born and raised (mostly) in Appalachian coal country where tragedies come out of nowhere and generations love their mothers and fight with their fathers. This magnetic memoir of finding identity, power, and freedom is filled with sentences that shimmer. I didn't want it to end!
Fantastic nature writing about...the fascinating beaver. They are architects, engineers and family-oriented, They also represent a profound part of our natural history and ecology--both our history and our present.
A beautiful historical novel in which a young woman coming of age in San Francisco's Chinatown in the 1950s does not follow the model life of marriage and family, as expected from her community. Lily's journey to self-confidence and finding unexpected love with her classmate Kathleen is layered and thoughtful. Winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Young People's Literature!