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Sarah Beth Durst


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Sarah Beth Durst grew up in Northboro, MA, a town in central Massachusetts which (she claims) was temporarily transformed into a fairy tale kingdom for several days in 1986. These events later inspired her novels, Into the Wild and Out of the Wild, as well as her paralyzing fear of glass footwear.

Sarah has been writing fantasy stories since she was ten years old. She holds an English degree from Princeton University and currently resides in Stony Brook, NY, with her husband and daughter.
 
Series
Into the Wild
1. Into the Wild (2007)
2. Out of the Wild (2008)
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Novels


 
Picture Books
 
Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2008) : Into the Wild
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2010) : Ice
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2013) : Vessel
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction winner (2013) : Vessel
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2014) : Conjured
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Children/Young Adult Fiction nominee (2016) : The Girl Who Could Not Dream


Sarah Beth Durst recommends

Fox and Phoenix (2011)
(Long City, book 1)
Beth Bernobich
"I couldn't stop reading! Ghost dragons, talking pig spirit-companions, magic phones, royal intrigue, and a treacherous journey. . . . I loved this adventure through a unique magic world."

Cat Girl's Day Off (2012)
Kimberly Pauley
"It was deliciously adorable! I now desperately want to be able to talk to cats. Thanks for the great read!"

The Book of the Night (2012)
(Libyrinth, book 3)
Pearl North
"A stunning and satisfying conclusion to an inventive trilogy."

Drift (2014)
M K Hutchins
"A fantastic adventure set in a stunning, original world. Some of the best worldbuilding I've ever read."

The Empire's Ghost (2017)
Isabelle Steiger
"In The Empire's Ghost, Isabelle Steiger has created a tapestry of compelling characters in a world that feels steeped in its own history. It's the kind of book that you sink into, that envelops you and compels you to read more. I can't wait for the sequel!"


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