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The Wide Starlight by Nicole Lesperance
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Feb 16, 2021 | ISBN 9780593116227

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A 2021 Massachusetts Book Award Must-Read Book

★ “With her vividly rendered settings, emotionally complex characters, and sweet and sinister magical realism, Lesperance may be a promising successor to Alice Hoffman…[The Wide Starlight is] sharp and snow-dusted yet strangely cozy; a comforting winter’s read.” —Kirkus, starred review

★ ”A lovely exploration of grief and the way stories shape our lives—and how reshaping stories can have consequences. The pages fly by as Lesperance’s compelling voice and masterful switching between present-day narrative and fairy-tale past smoothly build a portrait of intergenerational love, loss, and magic rooted in a glittering Arctic landscape.” —BCCB, starred review

“This mesmerizing and sometimes heartbreaking fantasy reveals the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters…A haunting contemporary fantasy.” —School Library Journal

“Lesperance weaves the myth and magic of Norwegian folklore into a realistic setting in this wintry tale of a teen searching for her long-lost mother…an emotionally complex tale of the love between mothers and daughters that balances between ominous and cozy.” —Booklist

“[A] promising debut.” —Publishers Weekly

“Poetic and richly imagined, The Wide Starlight is a spell-binding journey through a world of Nordic fairytale…the heart-wrenching story of a teenage girl and her quest to reclaim and understand the mother who abandoned her.” —Edith Patou, award-winning author of East and West

“Nicole Lesperance blends crystalline prose, an atmospheric setting and memorable characters to create a story that dances and shines as brightly as the northern lights in her debut YA novel, The Wide Starlight.” —BookPage

A Junior Library Guild Selection

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