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Apple and Rain

Sarah Crossan


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover, Spanish (4/30/2018)
Hardcover (5/12/2015)


When Apple's mother returns after eleven years of absence, Apple feels almost whole again. In order to heal completely, her mother will have to answer one burning question: Why did she abandon her? But just like the stormy Christmas Eve when she left, her mother's homecoming is bittersweet. It's only when Apple meets her younger sister, Rain--someone more lost than she is--that she begins to see things for how they really are, allowing Apple to discover something that might help her to feel truly whole again.

From the author of the acclaimed The Weight of Water comes a beautifully-crafted, moving novel about family, betrayal, and the ultimate path to healing.

Awards for Sarah Crossan
Apple and Rain -- Shortlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Award
The Weight of Water -- Shortlisted for the 2013 Carnegie Award

Praise For Apple and Rain

"Readers . . . will cheer for Apple and Rain." —Publishers Weekly

"The story will be reassuring for those readers who are in similar situations, especially when Apple learns of the strength she possesses, but was not aware of, until she had to be." —VOYA

"[The] story is involving, and Apple and Rain are engaging, sympathetic characters. This one is for readers who dote on happy endings." —Booklist

"A realistic . . . tale about growing up and parenting." —Kirkus Reviews

"An enjoyable YA novel. . . . Charming." —SLJ

"Crossan’s ear is flawless in capturing the cries of a young girl’s heart." —BCCB

Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781681190730, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 25, 2016

About the Author

Sarah Crossan is originally from Dublin. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University and has been working to promote creative writing in schools since. She taught English at a small private school near New York until she became a full time writer. She completed her Masters in creative writing at the University of Warwick in 2003 and in 2010 received an Edward Albee Fellowship for writing. Sarah lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and their daughter.