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WEIGHT OF FEATHERS Paperback – 26 September 2017

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  • Publisher : MACMILLAN USA; Reprint edition (26 September 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 125011599X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1250115997
  • Reading age : 14 - 17 years
  • Dimensions : 14.17 x 2.03 x 20.75 cm
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The Weight of Feathers is one of the most stunning books I have read in years, and one that I desperately wish I had written. Equal parts heartbreaking, insightful, and charming, it's a truly unforgettable read. McLemore's gift for finding perfectly unique turns of phrase astounds, but equally important is her ability to bring to life fully-realized characters that you'll want to live with long after you turn the last page of this exceptional debut. --I.W. Gregorio, author of None of the Above

"Readers beguiled by the languorous language-a striking mix of French and Spanish phrases, wry colloquialism, lush imagery, and elevated syntax-will find themselves falling under its spell. The third-person narration alternates between Lace and Cluck, doling out twists and building to a satisfying, romantic conclusion. A contemporary, magical take on an ever compelling theme." --Kirkus Reviews

"A gripping, beautifully rendered story with prose reminiscent of Eva Luna and a fantastical world as captivating as that of The Night Circus." --Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes

Scales and feathers touch and burn in McLemore's stunning debut. The beauty of the language wraps around you, not letting go until long after the final page." --Jaleigh Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of The Mark of the Dragonfly and Secrets of Solace

"Draws us into a world that's magical but still feels very, very real. The writing is beautiful, fluid, lyrical. I never wanted this story to end." --Robin Talley, author of Lies We Tell Ourselves

"A gorgeous debut, lush and heart-tuggingly romantic, full of bittersweet magic." --Jessica Spotswood, author of The Cahill Witch Chronicles

"An unmissable story... Will leave you enchanted till the last page. Beautiful." --Emery Lord, author of When We Collided and Open Road Summer

"A dazzling debut full of imaginative flair, long-buried secrets, and hypnotic power. It drew me in with its gorgeous passages and left me reeling with a fantastical story about love and struggling against the confines of family and creating a life all your own.--Nova Ren Suma, author of The Walls Around Us and Imaginary Girls

About the Author

Anna-Marie McLemore was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by their family to hear la llorona in the Santa Ana winds. They are the author of The Weight of Feathers, a 2016 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist; 2017 Stonewall Honor Book When the Moon Was Ours, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature; Wild Beauty, a Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Booklist best book of 2017; Blanca & Roja, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice; Dark and Deepest Red, a Winter 2020 Indie Next List title; and The Mirror Season.

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