Sarah McCarry (www.therejectionist.com/@therejectionist) is the author of the novels All Our Pretty Songs, Dirty Wings, and About A Girl and the editor and publisher of the chapbook series Guillotine. Her books have been nominated for the Norton Award and shortlisted for the Tiptree award, and she is the recipient of a fellowship from the MacDowell Colony. She has written for the New York Times Book Review, Glamour, Book Riot, Tor.com, and elsewhere.
Some authors who agree:
"As a triptych, this is an immensely clever piece of art, and an immensely playful one. It plays with language, with myth, with style. It plays your bloody heartstrings with downright Orphic virtuosity." —Tor.com
"McCarry's beautifully rich narrative is smooth and seductive...effortlessy dropping references to authors from Rousseau to Block...Goths and romantics both will eagerly await the second installment of this suspenseful planned trilogy."--Booklist (starred review)
“Haunting, otherworldly and heartbreaking.” —Kirkus (starred review)
“All Our Pretty Songs is a gorgeous, haunting tale of love and loss that manages not only to be deeply passionate, but desperately tender. The prose melts in your mouth.” —Tahereh Mafi, New York Times bestselling author of the Shatter Me series
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Eighteen-year-old Tally is absolutely sure of everything: her genius, the love of her adoptive family, the loyalty of her best friend, Shane, and her future career as a Nobel prize-winning astronomer. There's no room in her tidy world for heartbreak or uncertainty or the charismatic, troubled mother who abandoned her soon after she was born.
A "Kirkus Reviews" Best Teen Book of 2014
"This is a story about love, but not the kind of love you think. You'll see "