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2016 – The Ghosts of Heaven, by Marcus Sedgwick

January 11, 2016

Timeless, beautiful, and haunting, spirals connect the four episodes of The Ghosts of Heaven, the mesmerizing new novel from Printz Award winner Marcus Sedgwick. They are there in prehistory, when a girl picks up a charred stick and makes the first written signs; there tens of centuries later, hiding in the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who people call a witch; there in the halls of a Long Island hospital at the beginning of the 20th century, where a mad poet watches the oceans and knows the horrors it hides; and there in the far future, as an astronaut faces his destiny on the first spaceship sent from earth to colonize another world. Each of the characters in these mysterious linked stories embarks on a journey of discovery and survival; carried forward through the spiral of time, none will return to the same place.

Post links to reviews of or your thoughts on this book in the comments.

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  1. January 18, 2016 5:18 pm

    I should have reread my review before I make my vote for the Pyrite, or our Mock Printz event. I had forgotten how much I liked the book and how brilliantly written it was by the time I came around to casting my vote. Too bad because now that I reread my own review I am reminded of the brilliance of this book. Glad it won a Printz Honor. Here is my original review written in May. http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2015/05/review-ghosts-of-heaven-by-marcus.html

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