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Beating Heart

(2006)
A novel by

 
 
This house

is mine

and

I am

its beating heart.

She is a ghost: a figure glimpsed from the corner of your eye, a momentary chill, and a memory of secret kisses and hidden passion. He is 17 years old: Evan Calhoun, warm and alive, and ever since moving to this big abandoned house, he has dreamt of her. Ghost and boy fascinate each other-until her memories and his desire collide in a moment that changes them both.

Combining verse fragments with chiseled prose, A. M. Jenkins captures the compelling voice of a long-dead ghost and the perspective of a modern teen, twining mystery and romance in this evocative, sensual, and unrelentingly engrossing novel.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Jenkins's writing is sharp, smart, and beautiful. I love it." - Melissa Marr


Used availability for A M Jenkins's Beating Heart

Hardback Editions

December 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beating Heart
Author(s): A M Jenkins
ISBN: 0-06-054607-7 / 978-0-06-054607-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTeen
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January 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Beating Heart: A Ghost Story
Author(s): A M Jenkins
ISBN: 0-06-054608-5 / 978-0-06-054608-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beating Heart
Author(s): A M Jenkins
ISBN: 0-06-054609-3 / 978-0-06-054609-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Beating Heart
Author(s): A M Jenkins
Publisher: HarperTeen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA