New PDF release: Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down: A Novel

By Anne Valente

One of Refinery29's most sensible Reads for October

One of Plougshares "Most important Books for the tip of 2016"

The lives of 4 childrens are capsized by means of a surprising tuition taking pictures and its aftermath during this strong debut novel, a coming-of-age tale with the haunting strength of Station Eleven and the bittersweet poignancy of Everything I by no means advised You.

As contributors of the yearbook committee, Nick, Zola, Matt, and Christina are wanting to seize the entire memorable moments in their junior 12 months at Lewis and Clark excessive School—the performs and soccer video games, dances and fund-drives, lecturers and sessions which are the epicenter in their teenage lives. yet how do you record a awful tragedy—a lethal tuition taking pictures by means of a classmate?

Struggling to understand this cataclysmic event—and propelled via a feeling of accountability to the city, their mom and dad, and their school—these 4 "lucky" survivors vow to honor the thoughts of these misplaced, and likewise, the stories forgotten within the shadow of violence. however the taking pictures is just the 1st inexplicable trauma to rock their small suburban St. Louis city. a chain of mysterious condominium fires have hit the households of the sufferers one after the other, pushing the grieving city to the edge.

Nick, the son of the lead detective investigating the occasions, plunges into the case on his personal, scouring the net to discover what can cause a hearth without glaring place to begin. As their pal pulls farther away, Matt and Christina conflict to avoid wasting broken relationships, whereas Zola fights to maintain herself together.

A tale of grief, neighborhood, and family members, of the quest for figuring out and normalcy within the wake of devastating loss, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down explores profound questions on resiliency, reminiscence, and restoration that brilliantly remove darkness from the private recesses of the human heart.

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