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All We Can Do Is Wait

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All We Can Do Is Wait by Richard Lawson
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Feb 05, 2019 | ISBN 9780448494128

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“Chapters shift among Lawson’s complex and carefully drawn characters, offering distinct points of view and providing aching insight into the personal pain that colors their perspectives….a gripping and emotionally invigorating story.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A remarkable story that explores growing up through the lens of mortality…Young readers looking for a change of pace will be rewarded by this quiet yet powerful meditation on life and death.” Booklist

“A captivating example of what contemporary realistic fiction does best.” —VOYA

“Moving, heartbreaking, hopeful, and touched with humor and insight into teen lives, this story will ring true and give readers pause.” —School Library Connection 

“A gorgeous, elegantly spare story about the genealogy of love and connection in a moment of crisis. Timely and stirring.” —Jeff Zentner, Morris Award-winning author of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days
“A profound and empathic story about love, loss, and growing up, All We Can Do Is Wait captures both the magic and uncertainty of youth in all its beautiful and triumphant sadness. I wish I’d had it when I was young.” —Sam Lansky, author of The Gilded Razor

“Tender-hearted, clear-eyed, full of the rage and wonder of youth, this novel does the dazzling work of bridging that delicate suspense between adolescence and adulthood. You will be moved beyond measure.” —Amber Dermont, New York Times bestselling author of The Starboard Sea
All We Can Do Is Wait sparkles with wit and tenderness as it takes us on a mysterious and unexpected journey to the place where grief and longing meet. Lawson’s characters are heartbreakingly human—sharp edges and all—and readers new to his work are sure to come away as fans.” —Bennett Madison, author of September Girls

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