HANNA WHO FELL FROM THE SKY
By Christopher Meades; Park Row Books (9/17)
With lush, evocative prose, Christopher Meades takes readers on an emotional journey into a fascinating, unknown world—and, along the way, brilliantly illuminates complexities of faith, identity and how our origins shape who we are.
From highly acclaimed, award-winning author Christopher Meades comes a magical, provocative tale of forbidden love and one girl's struggle for liberation
Hanna has never been outside her secluded community of Clearhaven. She has never questioned why her father has four wives or why she has fourteen brothers and sisters. And in only one week, on her eighteenth birthday, Hanna will follow tradition and become the fifth wife of a man more than twice her age.
But just days before the wedding, Hanna meets Daniel, an enigmatic stranger who challenges her to question her fate and to follow her own will. Then her mother tells her a secret—one that could grant Hanna the freedom she's known only in her dreams. As her world unravels around her, Hanna must decide whether she was really meant for something greater than the claustrophobic world of Clearhaven. But can she abandon her beloved younger sister and the only home she's ever known? Or is there another option—one too fantastical to believe?
Praise for Hanna Who Fell From the Sky:
"As she slashes through the mythology that restrains her, Hannah rises like a phoenix. Christopher Meades weaves a feast of paradox and surprise."
-Benjamin Ludwig, author of Ginny Moon
"Beautiful and delicate, Meades has written a powerful meditation on how we define ourselves, the gift and cruelty of faith, and the redemptive act of storytelling. A gorgeous blend of dreamy folklore and gritty reality."
-Erika Swyler, bestselling author of The Book of Speculation
"With original characters and graceful prose, Christopher Meade has created an indelible novel about faith, family and love. Your heart will soar and ache for Hanna on her thoroughly original coming-of-age journey."
-Kelly Simmons, author of The Fifth of July
THE FIFTH OF JULY
By Kelly Simmons; Sourcebooks Landmark (9/17)
Sometimes the people you know best are the ones you should fear the most...
Any of the Warners could have been behind the accident. Every one of them had a problem that threatened to tarnish more than their old-money silver.
Having spent the past three decades’ worth of summers on Nantucket, the Warners are as much a part of the island as the crust of salt on the ferry. But this year is different: Tripp is no longer the father he was, and it becomes clear that nothing – not the beams that hold the house together, and not the values the family clings to – can survive the ravages of time. When tradition turns to tragedy, the creaky old house swirls with suspicion.
With no easy answers as to how, why, or who, the Warners must face another frightening question: do they really want to know the truth?
Praise for The Fifth of July:
"I could feel the salt air, the sand between my toes, the crackle of secrets, lies, omissions, and later, the uncertainty of tragedy. Gorgeously written and fully immersive, THE FIFTH OF JULY tells the story of the Warners, a family seemingly defined both by their own self-certainty ("Water doesn't bother a Warner") and skepticism of each other. With prose that positively vibrates and characters who defy expectation, Kelly Simmons brings us straight to Nantucket, into the bright, beating heart of this one-of-a-kind family, and never lets us go."
- NYTimes Bestseller Kate Moretti, author of The Vanishing Year and Blackbird Season