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365 Days to Alaska

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Cathy Carr’s 365 Days to Alaska is a charming debut middle-grade novel about a girl from off-the-grid Alaska adjusting to suburban life.
Eleven-year-old Rigel Harman loves her life in the Alaskan wilderness where she hunts and takes correspondence classes without electricity or running water. But when her parents divorce, she and her sisters have to move with their mother to the Connecticut suburbs. Rigel clings to the secret pact she made with her father—he promises to bring her home to Alaska where she belongs, if she can stick it out in Connecticut for one year.
Unfortunately, this challenge isn’t as easy as it sounds, especially figuring out the ups-and-downs of middle school. Rigel’s loneliness finally lessens when she forges an unlikely friendship with a crow who needs her help. Yet when that friendship is threatened, Rigel realizes that she may need to let go of her old life to make her own true place in the world—even if, for the time being, that place is Connecticut.
“Cathy Carr’s debut is a poignant novel about family and truth, particularly the uncomfortable truths between fathers and daughters, told in a voice full of insight, love, and humor. She’s an author to watch, full of wisdom and exquisite heart.” —New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones

Cathy Carr grew up in Wisconsin. A former copy editor, library clerk, and technical writer, she now lives in New Jersey with her family and writes fiction. Her first novel, 365 Days to Alaska, was called “a wonderful debut novel about compassion, belonging, and finding your way home” by Lynne Kelly.

ISBN: 9781419743818

ISBN-10: 9781419743818

Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks

Publication Date: 03/19/2024 - 12:00am

On Sale: 03/19/2024 - 12:00am

Pages: 288

Language: English


Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship

Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / New Experience

Juvenile Fiction / Animals / Birds