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Summer in the City of Roses by Michelle Ruiz Keil

Summer in the City of Roses

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Summer in the City of Roses by Michelle Ruiz Keil
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Jul 06, 2021 | ISBN 9781641291712

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Praise for Summer in the City of Roses

“A gorgeous, tender, warm-hearted reworking of mythic material that also feels resolutely set in the world that we live in.”
—Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

“Michelle Ruiz Keil has crafted an absolute stunner of a novel full of myths and misfits. Summer in the City of Roses pulses with magic and music and is, at its core, a grand celebration of love in all its tricky and beautiful forms.”
—Samantha Mabry, author of All the Wind in the World and Tigers, Not Daughters

Summer in the City of Roses is riveting, singular, poetic, powerful, fierce, soft, heartbreaking, and heart-mending, as tender as velvet and sharp as the bloody antler underneath. Michelle Ruiz Keil is the Erin Morgenstern of YA.”
—Delilah Dawson, author of the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: PHASMA and coauthor of the Tales of Pell

“This enchanting book—like the real-life magical city where it’s set—will draw you in and transform you into a more alive and creative version of yourself. A captivating work of magical realism that will delight both YA and adult readers. Michelle Ruiz Keil writes like a dream.”
—Ariel Gore, author of We Were Witches

“Grab this book and your tarot deck, head to Forest Park, and fall into a folkloric, feminist journey through the City of Roses.”
—Ariel Kusby, author of The Little Witch’s Book of Spells

“Michelle Ruiz Keil’s writing sparkles with magic and imagination. Rich with references to such diverse subjects as Shakespeare, punk music, Greek mythology and Mexican culture, Summer in the City of Roses is a smart page-turner written with elegance and depth. Keep your eyes open. In this particular City of Roses, things aren’t exactly as they seem—in surprising and wondrous ways.”
—Gigi Little, Powell’s Books

Praise for All of Us with Wings

“Keil’s ambitious debut is jam-packed with twists and depth and froth and function . . . [This is] a book about embracing everything—people, lifestyles, beliefs, experiences—and, in so doing, finding your own distinct power.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Michelle Ruiz Keil crafts a fantastical ode to the Golden City’s postpunk era.”
—Entertainment Weekly 

“A spellbinding tale about finding magic in the mundane and hope in the unknown. Filled with dizzying danger and electrifying music, All of Us with Wings left me breathless.”
—Ruth Ozeki, Los Angeles Times Book Prize-winning author of A Tale for the Time Being

“Keil is a new voice to keep an eye on.” 
—Zoraida Córdova, author of Labyrinth Lost  

“Michelle Ruiz Keil’s strange but original premise gives fresh perspective to the ways pain and rage can manifest themselves as toxic elements that threaten a person’s well-being and endanger those around them.”
NBC News

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