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The First Time She Drowned

(2016)
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The beautiful struggle of a girl desperate for the one relationship that has caused her the most pain.

Cassie O'Malley has spent the past two and a half years in a mental institution - dumped there by her mother, against her will. Now, at 18, Cassie emancipates herself, determined to start over. She attends college, forms new friendships, and even attempts to start fresh with her mother. But before long, their unhealthy relationship threatens to pull Cassie under once again. As Cassie struggles to reclaim her life, childhood memories persist and confuse, and Cassie must consider whose version of history is real, and, more important, whose life she must save.

A bold, literary story about the fragile complexities of mothers and daughters and learning to love oneself, The First Time She Drowned reminds us that we must dive deep into our pasts if we are ever to move forward.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"A keep-you-up-all-night heart-wrencher that is both beautiful and raw, painful and uplifting. An incredible read." - Jennifer Niven


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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The First Time She Drowned
Author(s): Kerry Kletter
ISBN: 0-399-17103-7 / 978-0-399-17103-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Philomel Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The First Time She Drowned
Author(s): Kerry Kletter
ISBN: 0-14-751327-8 / 978-0-14-751327-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA
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Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The First Time She Drowned
Author(s): Kerry Kletter
ISBN: 0-399-56791-7 / 978-0-399-56791-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The First Time She Drowned
Author(s): Kerry Kletter
Publisher: Listening Library
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March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The First Time She Drowned
Author(s): Kerry Kletter
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The First Time She Drowned
Author(s): Kerry Kletter
Publisher: Philomel Books
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