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A father and daughter confront each other and their own wounds in a land of loss and reconciliation. HONORS Trudi Birger Prize Honor Book Tayshas High School Reading List -Texas Library Association Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book National Book Award Finalist ALA Best Books for Young Adults Top Choice List -Children's Literature CCBC Choices Editors' Choice Top of the List -Booklist Lasting Connections -Book Links SLJ Best Books Books for the Teen Age -NYPL Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist Editor's Hardcover Fiction Choice List -KLIATT REVIEWS "Coman has deftly woven together the themes of death, grieving, and reconciliation through the characters and setting of this emotionally elegant novel." -School Library Journal "In plain words, as hard as stones, this small, riveting book connects the anguish in one family with the struggle of a country to come to terms with its savage past." -Booklist "It's an uplifting tale: harsh, complex, but lit at the end by a promise of reconciliation." -Kirkus Reviews "You read this small book in one breathless rush to the end, then go back and back again and find more to think about each time." -New York Times Book Review "There is gripping writing here, from the lightning-quick portraits of passing players to the descriptions of South Africa to the convincingly clipped conversations between daughter and father. And most important, the protagonist's emotional complexities seem uncannily true to life." -Publishers Weekly "R Coman etches with telling clarity Berry's stormy ambivalence, delicately and deliberately picking out the authentic adolescent hypervigilance. Recommended." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "A deeply moving story." -Financial Times (London)
Namelos, 9781608981366, 162pp.
Publication Date: March 15, 2012