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Travel Diaries of the Dead and Delusiona

PUBLISHER: Clean Teen Publishing, 2019

Nineteen-year-old Langley is crazy…like get out the straight jacket and prepare the padded room kind of crazy. She knows it, and the kicker is—she's choosing to stay that way. She clings to the persistent and intrusive hallucination of her dead sister by choice. Sure, it might be nice to live life in the real world. But not if it means she has to let Sarah go.

Tupper's life is charmed. He has loving adoptive parents, and several athletic college scholarships on the table. But his passion is for the arts, for the beauty of solid ink lines on paper. His illustrations are eerily similar to a keepsake from his birth mother, Anna: comic-book-style drawings scrawled across an old map…her version of a travel diary. At eighteen, Tupper sidesteps his planned future and starts his journey where Anna's ended—following her map from Kansas City to Canada. His travels will put him on a collision course with Langley, and their bond is palpable from the start. But secrets will push between them—Sarah and Anna, two ghosts who could sink their icy fingers into the teens and tear them apart.

 

PUBLISHER: Clean Teen Publishing, 2018

Nora finally has her beloved sister Frankie back, but that's just the beginning of their struggles. She must now become Kite—a stronger, more independent version of herself—a king and a guardian.

Kettle has Kite's heart. But something holds him back; a feeling that he doesn't deserve good things. It's a looming shadow that threatens to separate them. Kettle must accept that he is also Hiro: a Japanese American with every right to happiness and freedom.

Hiro loves Kite—but Kite won't wait forever for him to tell her. And now they're standing on icy ground. The leverage they had on Kite's abusive father has wavered, and life on the street is affecting Frankie's health. Snow is gathering at the station doors, and doubts are piling high…they must rely on each other, and believe in the magic that got them this far. If they don't, it's not just their future in jeopardy—but the fates of all the street kids in their care—all the Kings.

 

PRAISE FOR

A LIFETIME OF IMPOSSIBLE DAYS

-Title of Any Awards-

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"We are so used to novels that are almost trying to emulate real life to the nth degree. We need more novels that are creative in form and genre, that tell important stories within alternate contexts. So, ambitious it might be, but Tabitha Bird has really pulled it off...

This is a brilliant debut: highly creative and visionary in its execution."

 -THERSA SMITH WRITES

"A very rare book that captures the delicate cycle of life, A Lifetime of Impossible Days is a brave and bold novel from a talented new voice in Australian fiction."

-BOOKOGRAPHICS

"A Lifetime of Impossible Days is the debut novel by Aussie author Tabitha Bird, is set in Boonah, Queensland, and I loved it. Captivating, funny, sad, haunting, magical – a story of hope, family, loyalty and impossibilities. The three Willas – Super Gumboots Willa (8); Middle Willa (33) and Silver Willa (93) – were wonderful characters. Grammy with her special ways and her jam drops was a delight (the recipe is at the back) and Frog Dog the Chihuahua who was always by Willa’s side. A very special novel that I’ll always remember. Highly recommended."

 

 - GOODREADS REVIEW

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