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Little Universes

Little Universes

Heather Demetrios

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Heather Demetrios's Little Universes is a book about the powerful bond between sisters, the kinds of love that never die, and the journey we all must make through the baffling cruelty and unexpected beauty of human life in an incomprehensible universe.

One wave: that’s all it takes for the rest of Mae and Hannah Winters’ lives to change.

When a tsunami strikes the island where their parents are vacationing, it soon becomes clear that their mom and dad are never coming home. Forced to move to Boston from sunny California for the rest of their senior year, each girl struggles with secrets their parents’ death has brought to light, and with their uncertainty about the future. Instead of bringing them closer, it feels like the wave has torn the sisters apart.

Hannah is a secret poet who wants to be seen, but only knows how to hide. The pain pills she stole from her dead father hurl her onto the shores of an addiction she can’t shake and a dealer who turns her heart upside down. When it’s clear Hannah’s drowning, Mae, a budding astronaut suddenly launched into an existential crisis—and unexpected love—must choose between herself and the only family she has left.

Mae


THERE ARE PIECES OF STARS IN OUR GUTTERS.

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It wasn’t a Nobel-winning astrophysicist who made this discovery, but a Norwegian jazz musician named Jon Larsen. A completely random human who’s into...

Praise for Little Universes

"A gripping story . . . [that offers] thoughtful reflections on questionable relationships, raw emotions, and internal stresses, all while illustrating that blood ties aren’t necessary for deep, enduring sisterhood." —Booklist, starred review

"An unflinching, devastating, and compelling portrayal of life after insurmountable loss." —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Bad Romance:

“Like Speak, it is one of those rare books that can have a real, lasting impact on readers, and can start important conversations.” —Adi Alsaid, author of Let’s Get Lost and Never Always Sometimes

“A raw, honest, unrelenting novel. Demetrios writes with heartbreaking clarity about the way first love can turn from safe to dangerous, from beautiful to ugly. Brave, bold, and deeply felt.” —Corey Ann Haydu, author of OCD Love Story and The Careful Undressing of Love

“[A]n intense reflection on abusive relationships.” —Publishers Weekly

“A realistic, worthwhile look at dating violence.” —Kirkus Reviews

"Through Grace’s lively, engaging voice, readers gain a vivid picture of the way a smart, self-assured girl can fall into an abusive relationship . . . . Demetrios’ well-drawn characters are tremendously appealing, and Grace’s discovery of the power of her own strength will make readers cheer." —Booklist

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Heather Demetrios

Heather Demetrios is a critically acclaimed author and writing coach. Her novels include I'll Meet You There, Bad Romance, and Exquisite Captive. She is the recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real, which is not at all impressive to her cat or imaginary friends.

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