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The Names They Gave Us

(2017)
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Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake and spending quality time with her parents. But when her mom's cancer reappears, Lucy falters--in her faith and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend "pauses" their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp--one for troubled kids--Lucy isn't sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?

Emotionally-charged and unforgettable, Emery Lord's storytelling shines with the promise of new love and true friendship, even in the face of life's biggest challenges.

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Praise for this book

"A vividly drawn novel of how we believe, how it changes, and how it changes us. In Lucy Hansson, Emery Lord gives us a narrator so vibrantly real that by the last chapter she felt like a friend I'd grown up with. Lucy's journey is as unforgettable as her voice." - Anna-Marie McLemore

"This is more than a love story. When We Collided carefully yet effortlessly puts mental illness in conversation with the beauty and struggle of adolescence. It is a book I wish could have written, but am so much better for having read." - Julie Murphy

"Searingly honest, gut-wrenchingly authentic, and deeply romantic, When We Collided is a gift of a novel. It tackles tough topics with nuance, and will make readers both laugh and cry, sometimes within the span of a page." - Jasmine Warga


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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Names They Gave Us (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Emery Lord
ISBN: 0-606-41076-7 / 978-0-606-41076-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Names They Gave Us
Author(s): Emery Lord
ISBN: 1-61963-958-0 / 978-1-61963-958-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Names They Gave Us
Author(s): Emery Lord
ISBN: 1-68119-592-5 / 978-1-68119-592-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Names They Gave Us
Author(s): Emery Lord
ISBN: 1-4088-7781-3 / 978-1-4088-7781-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Names They Gave Us
Author(s): Emery Lord
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Names They Gave Us
Author(s): Emery Lord
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Availability: Amazon CA