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The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried

(2019)
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A Hypable Most Anticipated Queer YA Book of 2019
A Book Riot YA Book to Add to Your Winter TBR and Most Anticipated 2019 LGBTQ Read
A BookBub Best Teen Book Coming Out in 2019
A YALSA 2020 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
“A fearless and brutal look at friendships...you will laugh, rage, and mourn its loss when it’s over.” —Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation
“Simultaneously hilarious and moving, weird and wonderful.” —Jeff Zentner, Morris Award–winning author of The Serpent King

Six Feet Under meets Pushing Daisies in this quirky, heartfelt story about two teens who are granted extra time to resolve what was left unfinished after one of them suddenly dies.

A good friend will bury your body, a best friend will dig you back up.

Dino doesn’t mind spending time with the dead. His parents own a funeral home, and death is literally the family business. He’s just not used to them talking back. Until Dino’s ex-best friend July dies suddenly—and then comes back to life. Except not exactly. Somehow July is not quite alive, and not quite dead.

As Dino and July attempt to figure out what’s happening, they must also confront why and how their friendship ended so badly, and what they have left to understand about themselves, each other, and all those grand mysteries of life.

Critically acclaimed author Shaun Hutchinson delivers another wholly unique novel blending the real and surreal while reminding all of us what it is to love someone through and around our faults.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"A fearless and brutal look at friendships...you will laugh, rage, and mourn its loss when it’s over." - Justina Ireland

"Biting, hopeful, and laugh-out-loud funny, Dino and July's story is a heartfelt exploration of how our friendships shape us, even after they're dead and gone." - Francesca Zappia

"Simultaneously hilarious and moving, weird and wonderful." - Jeff Zentner


Used availability for Shaun David Hutchinson's The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried

Hardback Editions

February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author(s): Shaun David Hutchinson
ISBN: 1-4814-9857-6 / 978-1-4814-9857-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author(s): Shaun David Hutchinson
ISBN: 1-4814-9858-4 / 978-1-4814-9858-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Audio Editions

February 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author(s): Shaun David Hutchinson
ISBN: 1-5082-6827-4 / 978-1-5082-6827-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author(s): Shaun David Hutchinson
ISBN: 1-5082-6828-2 / 978-1-5082-6828-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Audio
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author(s): Shaun David Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author(s): Shaun David Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author(s): Shaun David Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author(s): Shaun David Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author(s): Shaun David Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried
Author(s): Shaun David Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Availability: Amazon UK