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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book (nominee)
A 2015 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist

Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava - in all other ways a normal girl - is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naive to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the summer solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava's quest and her family's saga build to a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.

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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 0-606-36879-5 / 978-0-606-36879-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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March 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-4063-4808-2 / 978-1-4063-4808-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
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March 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 0-7636-6566-5 / 978-0-7636-6566-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 0-7636-8027-3 / 978-0-7636-8027-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-4063-5773-1 / 978-1-4063-5773-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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March 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-4063-5445-7 / 978-1-4063-5445-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-5113-0799-4 / 978-1-5113-0799-4
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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September 2015 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-5113-0800-1 / 978-1-5113-0800-7
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-4915-8117-4 / 978-1-4915-8117-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-4805-8362-6 / 978-1-4805-8362-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   

March 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-4805-8369-3 / 978-1-4805-8369-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-4805-8376-6 / 978-1-4805-8376-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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March 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-4805-8383-9 / 978-1-4805-8383-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
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March 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
Publisher: Candlewick Press
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March 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
Publisher: Walker
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