Impossible

Impossible Cover

Impossible

By Nancy Werlin

Speak, Paperback, 9780142414910, 376pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2009

Description
A beautifully wrought modern fairy tale from master storyteller and award-winning author Nancy Werlin
Inspired by the classic folk ballad Scarborough Fair, this is a wonderfully riveting novel of suspense, romance, and fantasy. Lucy is seventeen when she discovers that she is the latest recipient of a generations-old family curse that requires her to complete three seemingly impossible tasks or risk falling into madness and passing the curse on to the next generation. Unlike her ancestors, though, Lucy has family, friends, and other modern resources to help her out. But will it be enough to conquer this age-old evil?


About the Author
Nancy Werlin writes YA fiction that ranges from realistic fiction to suspense to fantasy, often breaking the boundaries between genres. Her books have gathered awards too numerous to mention, but including National Book award finalist, Edgar award winner and finalist, "New York Times" bestseller, L.A. Book Prize finalist, and IndieBound Top Ten.Nancy's first novel, "Are You Alone on Purpose," was a "Publishers Weekly" Flying Start pick.

Of Nancy's suspense fiction, Sarah Weinman says, "Chances are, many of you haven't heard of this author. That would be a shame, because she's simply one of the best crime novelists going right now. Period." These titles are where Nancy habitually breaks genre-separation rules and include "The Rules of Survival" (a National Book Award finalist), "The Killer's Cousin" (Edgar award winner), "Locked Inside" (Edgar award nominee), "Black Mirror "(which the Washington Post called "an edge-of-your seat thriller"), and "Double Helix" (named to multiple best-of-year book lists).

Nancy's unusual fantasy fiction was inspired by the ballad Scarborough Fair and includes the loose trilogy "Impossible" (a" New York Times" bestseller), " Extraordinary" (featuring a rare thing in fantasy fiction: a Jewish heroine), and her personal beloved, "Unthinkable."

For fun, Nancy also writes and draws a graphic memoir in comics, using her Tumblr to self-publish an episode three times a week.

Her favorite book in all the world is Jane Eyre.

A graduate of Yale, Nancy lives near Boston, Massachusetts with her husband."