By Beth Kephart
Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781452124575, 264pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
In addition to being a National Book Award finalist, Kephart is a winner of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fiction grant, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Leeway grant, a Pew Fellowships in the Arts grant, and the Speakeasy Poetry Prize, among other honors. Kephart's essays are frequently anthologized, she has judged numerous competitions, and she has taught workshops at many institutions, to all ages. She has also teaches advanced nonfiction workshops at the University of Pennsylvania.
"A profound read meant for discussion."-VOYA: Voice of Youth Advocates
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"Readers will finish the book and continue to think about how effective one wall can be in separating a country and in fashioning attitudes toward life."--Reading Today
"Paints a vivid picture of a divided Berlin and the wall that separates friends, lovers and families."--BookPage
"Going Over carefully balances love and heartbreak, propelling readers through the story."--Shelf Awareness
"Beth Kephart has done it again. She's spun gold out of the language of longing and has shown us how to make room for miracles. Going Over--about a boy and girl separated by the cruelest of fates--will inspire any reader to make the leap for love."--Patricia McCormick, author of National Book Award Finalists Sold and Never Fall Down
"At once compelling and challenging... this gripping effort captures the full flavor of a trying time in an onerous place."--Kirkus Reviews
"An unforgettable portrayal of life and love divided. Kephart captures the beauty and desperation of 1980's Berlin with prose both gripping and graceful."--Ruta Sepetys, New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy
"An excellent example of historical fiction focusing on an unusual time period."-School Library Journal, starred review
"A stark reminder of the power of hope, courage, and love."-Booklist, starred review