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Tess of the Road

(2018)
(The first book in the Tess of the Road series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book (nominee)
Award-winning Rachel Hartman's newest YA is a tour de force and an exquisite fantasy for the #metoo movement.

"Tess of the Road is astonishing and perfect. It's the most compassionate book I've read since George Eliot's Middlemarch." (NPR)

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons can be whomever they choose. Tess is none of these things. Tess is...different. She speaks out of turn, has wild ideas, and can't seem to keep out of trouble. Then Tess goes too far. What she's done is so disgraceful, she can't even allow herself to think of it. Unfortunately, the past cannot be ignored. So Tess's family decide the only path for her is a nunnery.

But on the day she is to join the nuns, Tess chooses a different path for herself. She cuts her hair, pulls on her boots, and sets out on a journey. She's not running away, she's running towards something. What that something is, she doesn't know. Tess just knows that the open road is a map to somewhere else - a life where she might belong.

Returning to the spellbinding world of the Southlands she created in the award-winning, New York Times best-selling novel Seraphina, Rachel Hartman explores self-reliance and redemption in this wholly original fantasy.

Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Boston Globe, The Chicago Public Library, Kirkus Reviews.

"The world building is gorgeous, the creatures are vivid and Hartman is a masterful storyteller. Pick up this novel, and savor every page." (Paste Magazine)

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tess of the Road
Author(s): Rachel Hartman
ISBN: 0-385-68588-2 / 978-0-385-68588-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Teen
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February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tess of the Road
Author(s): Rachel Hartman
ISBN: 1-101-93128-0 / 978-1-101-93128-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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February 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Tess of the Road
Author(s): Rachel Hartman
ISBN: 1-101-93129-9 / 978-1-101-93129-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tess of the Road
Author(s): Rachel Hartman
ISBN: 0-525-57857-9 / 978-0-525-57857-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pisces Books
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Audio Editions

February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tess of the Road
Author(s): Rachel Hartman
Publisher: Listening Library
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February 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Tess of the Road
Author(s): Rachel Hartman
Publisher: Listening Library
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February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tess of the Road
Author(s): Rachel Hartman
Publisher: Listening Library
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February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Tess of the Road
Author(s): Rachel Hartman
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Tess of the Road
Author(s): Rachel Hartman
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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February 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tess of the Road
Author(s): Rachel Hartman
Publisher: Penguin Teen
Availability: Amazon CA