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Tumble & Fall

Tumble & Fall

Alexandra Coutts

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)




A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginnings

The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week's time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn't how to save the world-the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family-all with the ultimate stakes at hand.

Alexandra Coutts's TUMBLE & FALL is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world.



The day she gets out, it feels like the end.
It's funny to think about endings now. Now that all there is to do is wait. Now that the real end is coming, all of the other endings feel like something else completely. All...


Praise for Tumble & Fall

“A refreshing debut.” —Booklist

“In the iconic words of R.E.M., "It's the end of the world as we know it," and this smart, surprisingly feel-good, end-of-days novel is indeed…fine.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Coutts's characters offer a great deal of depth and appeal, and her writing is both purposeful and rich.” —Publishers Weekly

“Apocalyptic stories are all the rage these days, but this one stands out. There are no zombies, no deadly diseases, nothing to fight, and no way to win. Coutts has written a memorable novel filled with hope, love, absolution, and courage in the face of almost certain death. It will inspire readers to consider their own mortality and the profound impact they have on those who love them.” —School Library Journal

“Richly developed characters and a tight-knit island setting characterize this impressive novel.” —The Horn Book

About the author

Alexandra Coutts

ALEXANDRA COUTTS is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she received an MFA in Dramatic Writing. She lives on Martha's Vineyard with her husband and daughter. Tumble & Fall is her first novel.

Alexandra Coutts

From the Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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