By Sophie Littlefield

Ember, Paperback, 9780385738538, 293pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2011


There isn't much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri, or "Trashtown," as the rich kids call the run down neighborhood where sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell lives. As far as Hailey knows, she's never going to belong. Not with the kids at school or with her cruel, sickly grandmother, who keeps their household afloat by dealing drugs out of the basement.
But Hailey can't help the feeling that she has some kind of gift, or curse, that makes the other kids shy away from her. Hailey is drawn to those in pain, those who need to be healed. And when her dog Rascal is hit by a car, Hailey's gift is revealed. Not only can she heal, she can bring the suffering back to life. And Hailey will soon find out, this power to heal is just the beginning . . .

About the Author
Sophie Littlefield is the Edgar-nominated author of more than a dozen novels, who grew up in rural Missouri. The mother of two grown children, she now makes her home in northern California. Visit her website at