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The Second Life of Ava Rivers by Faith Gardner

The Second Life of Ava Rivers

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The Second Life of Ava Rivers by Faith Gardner
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Aug 28, 2018 | ISBN 9780451478306

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“This remarkable novel reproduces the personal and family trauma associated with the loss and recovery of a missing child . . . The Second Life of Ava Rivers is an enthralling tale.” –VOYA, starred review 

“Gardner’s unforgettable voice blends Jodi Picoult’s emotional, ripped-from-the-headlines storytelling with Mindy McGinnis’s unflinchingly honest protagonists. Gardner’s gorgeous language and the atmospheric tone makes this a well-crafted, genre-defying story that deserves a wide readership.” –Booklist, starred review

“Fans of The Face on the Milk Carton and Room will revel in this book’s generous supply of suspense.”–Publishers Weekly 

“A deftly written examination of familial relationships, trauma, and post-adolescence.”—Kirkus

“Missing kid books aren’t rare, but Gardner brings a unique tenderness to this one; Vera is a deeply compelling narrator of this strange experience that no one, even her parents, can really understand the way she does…The book has its surprises, but it remains firmly focused on the human dynamics of creating family and individual identity in the face of tragedy.”BCCB, starred review

“A beautiful, moving, and thoughtful story about how far we’re willing to go for family.”
– Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces 

“A poignant, haunting story about being lost and found, about secrets, sisters, grief, and the redemptive power of forgiveness—The Second Life of Ava Rivers will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.”
– Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be
“Raw, heartfelt, and ultimately redemptive. A captivating story about grief, trauma, and healing.”
– Kerry Kletter, acclaimed author of The First Time She Drowned. 

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