Sorrow's Knot

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Sorrow's Knot

By Erin Bow

Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 9780545166669, 368pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

Winner of the 2014 Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, from the author of PLAIN KATE
At the very edge of the world live the Shadowed People. And with them live the dead.
There, in the village of Westmost, Otter is born to power. She is the proud daughter of Willow, the greatest binder of the dead in generations. It will be Otter's job someday to tie the knots of the ward, the only thing that keeps the living safe.
Kestrel is training to be a ranger, one of the brave women who venture into the forest to gather whatever the Shadowed People can't live without and to fight off whatever dark threat might slip through the ward's defenses.
And Cricket wants to be a storyteller -- already he shows the knack, the ear -- and already he knows dangerous secrets.
But something is very wrong at the edge of the world. Willow's power seems to be turning inside out. The ward is in danger of falling. And lurking in the shadows, hungry, is a White Hand, the most dangerous of the dead, whose very touch means madness, and worse.
Suspenseful, eerie, and beautifully imagined.

About the Author
Erin Bow is the author of "The Scorpion Rules", which received three starred reviews and was a "Kirkus Reviews" Best Book of the Year; the acclaimed Russian-flavored fantasy "Plain Kate", which received two starred reviews and was a YALSA Best Book of the Year; and the terrifying YA ghost story "Sorrow s Knot", which received five starred reviews and was a "Kirkus Reviews" Best Book of the Year. Visit her at