New York Times best-selling author Ann Hood pens a poignant story of grief and adolescent despair in this follow-up to Jude Banks, Superhero.
Meet Clementine. She’s quippy, sarcastic, and dramatic. And the overwhelming guilt of her sister’s death weighs on her so heavily that she no longer feels like living.
As Clementine and her mother attempt to continue their lives after Halley’s death, the world around them changes. Clementine’s best friend now feels like a stranger. Her new school is full of spoiled, carefree kids. She kisses boys just to feel something. She tries to live in the moment. But ultimately, Clementine feels trapped in a snow globe: the real world is out there, while she’s stuck in a world where tears like gallons fall all around her.
In her signature lyrical prose, Hood crafts an extraordinary story of grief and guilt, asking the important question: How can you find the will to live again in the face of overwhelming despair?
Ann Hood is the author of the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Obituary Writer, Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine, The Red Thread, and The Knitting Circle, as well as Fly Girl and the memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, a New York Times Editor’s Choice and an Entertainment Weekly top ten nonfiction book of 2008. She has won two Pushcart Prizes and a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, two Best American Food Writing Awards, and a Best American Travel Writing award. She is the editor of the anthologies Knitting Yarns: Writers Writing About Knitting, Knitting Pearls: More Writers Writing About Knitting, and Providence Noir. Hood is also the author of books for children, including She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) and How I Saved My Father (And Ruined Everything Else). She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and New York City, and is married to the writer Michael Ruhlman.
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