By Franny Billingsley
(Speak, Paperback, 9780142420928, 320pp.)
Publication Date: April 12, 2012
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Briony has a secret. It is a secret that killed her stepmother, ruined her sister's mind, and will end her life, if anyone were to know. She has powers. Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and a great mane of tawny hair. He is as natural as the sun, and he treats her as if she is extraordinary. And everything starts to change . . . Chime is a haunting, brilliantly written novel that will stay with you--its magic, its romance, its world like none other.
Franny Billingsley is the award-winning author of four books, including The Folk Keeper--winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for fiction--and Chime, which received six starred reviews and was a National Book Award finalist. A graduate of Tufts University and the Boston University School of Law, Franny left the practice of law to write full-time and hasn't yet looked back.