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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y POW (Text) 33500013293394 New Checked out 12/04/2020
Moorhead Public Library Y POW (Text) 33500013293402 New Available -
Greenbush Public Library ya POW (Text) 35500006331779 New In process -

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  • ISBN: 9780525645641
  • ISBN: 0525645632
  • ISBN: 9780525645634
  • ISBN: 0525645624
  • ISBN: 9780525645627
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Ever since Margot was born, it's been just her and her mother. No history to hold on to, no relative to speak of. Margot wants family, she wants a past. She finds a photograph pointing her to a town called Phalene. When Margot gets there, it is not what she bargained for. Did her mother leave to hide her own past--or to protect Margot from what's still there? There is poison in their family tree--and now that Margot is in Phalene, she might never escape. -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14& Up. Delacorte Press.
Grades 10-12. Delacorte Press.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
    *Starred Review* Margot Nielsen has grown up with no family but her mother, and that has not made for an easy childhood. Margot has had to learn to navigate her mother's strange quirks (Keep a fire burning; a fire is what saves you) and quicksilver temper changes, and she understands the signs of a good day and a bad one. She knows nothing at all about her mother's past. When a chance discovery leads her to a town called Phalene and a grandmother she never knew existed, Margot seizes the opportunity, returning to her mother's hometown just as a fire—not, the locals say, the first—tears across her grandmother's land. As she tries to get to know Gram, who is as much an enigma as Margot's mother, Margot's confusion and suspicions about her family history grow. There's something strange and troubled about Nielsen women—they hide things from the world and from each other—and Margot is determined to uncover the darkest of family secrets, no matter the cost. Power follows her hit debut Wilder Girls (2019) with a thriller that digs into generational wounds. A late sf twist folds seamlessly into the character-driven story, and Margot's narration, laced with the anxieties she learned during childhood, is a raw nerve. Gritty and strange, this sophomore novel is utterly compelling. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rory Power grew up in Boston, received her undergraduate degree at Middlebury College, and went on to earn an MA in prose fiction from the University of East Anglia. She lives in Massachusetts. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Wilder Girls and Burn Our Bodies Down. To learn more about Rory, go to and follow @itsrorypower on Twitter and Instagram.

Subject: Mothers and daughters Juvenile fiction
Family secrets Juvenile fiction
City and town life Juvenile fiction
Family secrets Fiction
Young adult fiction
Mothers and daughters Fiction
Secrets Fiction
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
City and town life
Family secrets
Mothers and daughters
Young adult fiction
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.
Horror fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.
Horror fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.
Juvenile works.
Horror fiction.
Young adult fiction.
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