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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Written by Leslye Walton
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763680273
ISBN-13: 9780763680275
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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

author: Leslye Walton

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted motives of others.

“An entrancing and sumptuously written multigenerational novel wrapped in the language of fable, magical realism, and local legend.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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0763680273 /  9780763680275
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Young Adult Novel / Paperback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
320 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
Family; Love & Romance; Fantasy & Magic; Alternative Family; General; Paranormal;
author’s comments:
Leslye Walton says that The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender began as a short story that came to her while listening to a song. She has an M.A. in writing, and this is her first novel. Leslye Walton is a native of Tacoma, Washington, where she currently teaches middle school.
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