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Fire Color One

Lisa Loucks Christenson

FIRE COLOR ONE by Carnegie Medal finalist Jenny Valentine (Philomel; on sale January 31, 2017; 9780399546921; $17.99) and planned any coverage of this searing tribute to art, fathers and daughters, and learning to let go?

ABOUT THE BOOK: Sixteen-year-old Iris itches constantly for the strike of a match. But when she's caught setting one too many fires, she's whisked away to London before she can get arrested—at least that's the story her mother tells. Mounting debt actually drove them out of LA, and its greed that brings them to a home Iris doesn't recognize, where her millionaire father—a man she's never met—lives. Though not for much longer. Iris's father is dying, and her mother is determined to claim his life's fortune, including his priceless art collection. Forced to live with him as part of an exploitive scheme, Iris soon realizes her father is far different than the man she's been schooled to hate, and everything she thought she knew—about her father and herself—is suddenly unclear. There may be hidden beauty in Iris's uncertain past, and future, if only she can see beyond the flames.                

ADVANCE PRAISE:

“Valentine writes about family dysfunction, arson, and art with equal levels of beauty and lyricism, creating a vivid landscape of heartache and redemption. … A story about an ugly situation that explodes into beauty through cunning and resilience.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Valentine has crafted a masterpiece of tightly interwoven allusions and motifs that explode into an utterly surprising, utterly perfect conclusion. … A treasure.”—BCCB, starred review

“A beautifully written, darkly funny and surprisingly poignant story of art, family and discovering the people we thought we knew.”—Kerry Kletter, critically acclaimed author of The First Time She Drowned

 

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Jenny Valentine studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College, which almost put her off reading but not quite. Her debut novel, Me, the Missing, and the Dead, was a Morris Award finalist and won the prestigious Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in the UK under the title Finding Violet Park. Jenny is married to a singer/songwriter and has two children. 



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