All the Broken Pieces

All the Broken Pieces

By Ann E. Burg

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545080927, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 2009


Two years after being airlifted out of war-torn Vietnam, Matt Pin is haunted: by bombs that fell like dead crows, by the family -- and the terrible secret -- he left behind. Now, inside a caring adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events force him to choose between silence and candor, blame and forgiveness, fear and freedom.

By turns harrowing, dreamlike, sad, and triumphant, this searing debut novel, written in lucid verse, reveals an unforgettable perspective on the lasting impact of war and the healing power of love.

About the Author
Former educator Ann E. Burg has been writing since early childhood. Her other books with Sleeping Bear Press are E is for Empire: A New York State Alphabet; Times Square: A New York State Number Book; and Rebekkah's Journey. She lives in upstate New York.