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The Stars at Oktober Bend

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Carnegie Medal Best Book (nominee)
Beautiful, lyrical prose, told in two voices, lifts up a poignant story of two traumatized teens who find each other in a small riverside town.

i am the girl manny loves. the girl who writes our story in the book of flying. i am alice.

Alice is fifteen, with hair as red as fire and skin as pale as bone. Something inside Alice is broken: she remembers words, but struggles to speak them. Still, Alice knows that words are for sharing, so she pins them to posters in tucked-away places: railway waiting rooms, fish-and-chips shops, quiet corners. Manny is sixteen, with a scar from shoulder to elbow. Something inside Manny is broken, too: he once was a child soldier, forced to do terrible, violent things. But in a new land with people who care for him, Manny explores the small town on foot. And in his pocket, he carries a poem he scooped up, a poem whose words he knows by heart. The relationship between Alice and Manny will be the beginning of love and healing. And for these two young souls, perhaps, that will be good enough.

    

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Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
ISBN: 0-7636-9272-7 / 978-0-7636-9272-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
ISBN: 1-910646-15-6 / 978-1-910646-15-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Barn Books
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Audio Editions

May 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
ISBN: 1-5436-8782-2 / 978-1-5436-8782-8
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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May 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
ISBN: 1-5436-8784-9 / 978-1-5436-8784-2
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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May 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
ISBN: 1-5436-8783-0 / 978-1-5436-8783-5
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Author(s): Glenda Millard
Publisher: Old Barn Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK