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A Certain Slant of Light

Laura Whitcomb

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/12/2006)
Prebound (9/1/2005)
Prebound (9/1/2005)
Compact Disc (6/13/2006)
Compact Disc (8/1/2006)

Description

In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: for the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now. And Helen—terrified, but intrigued—is drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge. But as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to possess.


Praise For A Certain Slant of Light

"Whitcomb writes with a grace that befits Helen’s more modulated world while depicting contemporary society with sharp insight. In the subgenre of dead-narrator tales, this book shows the engaging possibilities of immortality–complete with a twist at the end that wholly satisfies." --School Library Journal School Library Journal

"A highly senual, supernatural story of two spirits caught in purgatory. . . . Mesmerizing." --Publishers Weekly

"Whitcomb is generous with atmospheric detail . . . and she creatively pulls together a dramatic and compelling plot that cleverly grants rebellious teen romance a timeless grandeur." --The Bulletin Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[An] original, opinionated, sexy, and romantic novel of the afterlife." —Horn Book

"Whitcomb writes beautifully . . . this will be irresistible to teens." ––Booklist Booklist, ALA

Clarion Books, 9780618585328, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 2005



About the Author

Laura Whitcomb grew up in Pasadena, California where she lived in a mildly haunted house for 12 years. She has taught English in California and Hawaii. The winner of three Kay Snow Writing Awards, she was once runner up in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contest for the best first sentence of the worst science fiction novel never written. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her dog Maximus.