If I Promise You Wings

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If I Promise You Wings

By  A.K. Small
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Hold Still meets You've Reached Sam in this lyrical novel about one young woman's journey through the Paris fashion scene as she chases promises, overcomes grief, and falls in love.

Alix Leclaire has a plan: graduate high school and land her dream job as a feather artist at Mille et une Plume, where her creations will help define high fashion. Her best friend Jeanne will get a record contract and they’ll take over the Paris art scene together. 

But then Jeanne dies.

Alix is lost, until the day she feels Jeanne pushing her to the feather boutique. Soon, Alix is living a life she hardly recognizes—pursuing a passionate affair with an alluring artist, stealing feathers for her own creations, risking everything as Jeanne once did. But then Alix meets Blaise, the dreamy musician who comforts her, centers her, challenges her. 

Torn between two beautiful boys and coping with grief, Alix’s art takes on a frightening and wild beauty. Living like Jeanne has given her everything she thought she wanted—but she must decide whether to hide in Jeanne’s shadow or soar on her own wings.

A.K. Small is a French-American writer. She was born in Paris, France, fell in love with ballet at a young age, and grew up in the 9th arrondissement, in Toulouse Lautrec’s old loft. She moved to Richmond, Virginia at age fifteen and has lived in various American cities. She’s a graduate of The College of William and Mary and has an MFA in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her first novel, Bright Burning Stars was adapted to film as Birds of Paradise. When she’s not writing, she spends time with her husband, her daughters, and her dog. Visit her online at aksmallwords.com.

ISBN: 9781643750286

ISBN-10: 9781643750286

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

Publication Date: 01/16/2024 - 12:00am

On Sale: 01/16/2024 - 12:00am

Pages: 336

Language: English


Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age

Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Death, Grief, Bereavement

Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

Young Adult Fiction / People & Places / Europe