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by Crossan, Sarah,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 11 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA CROSSAN Sarah
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
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Brentwood Library Young Adult Fiction YOUNG ADULT Crossan
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Crossan
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Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y CROSSAN SARAH
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Collection  Teen Books
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F CROSSAN Sarah
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA CROSSAN Sarah
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA CROSSAN Sarah
Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult Fiction YA FIC CROSS
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
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Northland Public Library Teen TEEN FIC CROSSAN
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Young Adult Fiction YA CRO
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
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Scott Township Library Fiction FIC CROSSA MOONRI [YA]
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From Carnegie Award-winning author Sarah Crossan comes a poignant and thought-provoking novel that explores life, death, love and forgiveness.

Seventeen-year-old Joe hasn't seen his brother in ten years. Ed didn't walk out on the family, not exactly. It's something more brutal.

Ed's locked up -- on death row.

Now his execution date has been set, and the clock is ticking. Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with his brother, no matter what other people think ... and no matter whether Ed committed the crime. But did he? And does it matter, in the end?

This poignant, timely, heartbreaking novel asks big questions: What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye?

Acclaim for Sarah Crossan
2016 Carnegie Award winner, One
Shortlisted for the 2016 FCBG Book Award, Apple and Rain
Shortlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Award, Apple and Rain
Shortlisted for the 2013 Carnegie Award, The Weight of Water

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Seventeen-year-old Joe Moon lives in New York state with his older sister, since their father died and mother went MIA. He also hasn't seen his brother, Ed, for 10 years, and now there's a month to go before Ed will be executed in Texas for a murder he says he didn't commit. Determined not to let Ed spend that month alone, Joe heads to Wakeling, Texas, where he manages to wrangle a job, rent a tiny apartment, and befriend a local girl who understands his anger and frustration more than he knows. The penetrating impact of the situation is both touching and heartrending in this free-verse novel as Joe reconnects with Ed, interacts with those in charge of Ed's life, and recalls the brother he once knew. Crossan admirably examines the issues of ethics, incarceration, and the death penalty, with a frayed backdrop of family and the basic need for human interaction. A timely catalyst destined to spark discussions about rights, fairness, and a justice system that succeeds for some but devastates others.--Fredriksen, Jeanne Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "It's been 10 years since 17-year old Joe has seen his older brother, Ed, who is on death row for murder. After Ed's execution date is set, Joe travels to Wakeling, Tex., to be near him in his final weeks. As his brother vehemently denies his guilt and hopes for a stay of execution, Joe, lonely in an unfamiliar place, reflects on their difficult childhood; the good-hearted, protective Ed of his memories; and the shadowed, convicted murderer he sees daily. Crossan (One) masterfully portrays Joe's intense feelings of confusion, anger, and abandonment through conversational, fluid free verse, with thoughtful rhythm and line breaks. Joe-and even Ed-are sympathetic characters, and readers may shudder at memories of their mother's neglect and the guilt-by-association Joe experiences as a relative of a convicted felon and death-row inmate. New relationships with Wakeling locals, all of whom have an attachment to the prison, allow Joe a retreat from the heaviness of his thoughts and room to recognize important truths: "We aren't the worst things we did / or the worst things that happen to us. / We're other stuff too." Ages 14¬up. Agent: Julia Churchill, A.M. Heath. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Brothers -- Fiction.
Prisoners' families -- Fiction.
Death row -- Fiction.
Capital punishment -- Fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
Texas -- Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Publisher New York :2018
Language English
Description 383 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781681193663
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