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The Smell of Other People's Houses

(2016)
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Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book (nominee)
"Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's Alaska is beautiful and wholly unfamiliar... . A thrilling, arresting debut." - Gayle Forman, New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay and I Was Here

"[A] singular debut. . . . [Hitchcock] weav[es] the alternating voices of four young people into a seamless and continually surprising story of risk, love, redemption, catastrophe, and sacrifice." - The Wall Street Journal

This deeply moving and authentic debut set in 1970s Alaska is for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, and Benjamin Alire Saenz. Intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge of America's Last Frontier introduce a writer of rare talent.

Ruth has a secret that she can't hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance, with the life she's always known on her family's fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it's safer to run away than to stay home - until one of them ends up in terrible danger.

Four very different lives are about to become entangled. This unforgettable William C. Morris Award finalist is about people who try to save each other - and how sometimes, when they least expect it, they succeed.

Praise:
William C. Morris Finalist
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal
Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction
Tayshas Reading List - Top 10 List
New York Public Library's Best 50 Books for Teens
Chicago Public Library, Best of the Best List
Shelf Awareness, Best Children's & Teen Books of the Year
Nominated to the Oklahoma Sequoya Book Award Master List
Nominated to the Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award

"Hitchcock's debut resonates with the timeless quality of a classic. This is a fascinating character study - a poetic interweaving of rural isolation and coming-of-age." - John Corey Whaley, award-winning author of Where Things Come Back and Highly Illogical Behavior

"As an Alaskan herself, Bonnie Sue Hitchcock is able to bring alive this town, and this group of poor teens and their families that live there." - Bustle.com



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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Smell of Other People's Houses
Author(s): Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
ISBN: 0-553-49778-2 / 978-0-553-49778-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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February 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Smell of Other People's Houses
Author(s): Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
ISBN: 0-553-49779-0 / 978-0-553-49779-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Smell of Other People's Houses
Author(s): Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
ISBN: 0-553-49781-2 / 978-0-553-49781-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ember
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February 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: The Smell of Other People's Houses
Author(s): Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
ISBN: 0-571-31494-5 / 978-0-571-31494-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Smell of Other People's Houses
Author(s): Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
ISBN: 0-571-31495-3 / 978-0-571-31495-9 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Smell of Other People's Houses
Author(s): Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
ISBN: 0-14-752371-0 / 978-0-14-752371-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Smell of Other People's Houses
Author(s): Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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February 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Smell of Other People's Houses
Author(s): Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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February 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Smell of Other People's Houses
Author(s): Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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Kindle Editions

April 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Smell of Other People's Houses
Author(s): Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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February 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Smell of Other People's Houses
Author(s): Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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