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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book (nominee)
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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September 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 0-606-36879-5 / 978-0-606-36879-7 (USA edition)
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March 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-4063-4808-2 / 978-1-4063-4808-8 (UK edition)
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March 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
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ISBN: 0-7636-6566-5 / 978-0-7636-6566-1 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
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ISBN: 0-7636-8027-3 / 978-0-7636-8027-5 (USA edition)
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October 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
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ISBN: 1-4063-5773-1 / 978-1-4063-5773-8 (UK edition)
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March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-4063-5445-7 / 978-1-4063-5445-4 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : Audio CD
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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June 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: 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
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March 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-4805-8362-6 / 978-1-4805-8362-7 (USA edition)
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March 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-4805-8369-3 / 978-1-4805-8369-6 (USA edition)
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March 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: 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
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Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Author(s): Leslye Walton
ISBN: 1-4805-8383-9 / 978-1-4805-8383-2 (USA edition)
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March 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
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March 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
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Kindle Editions

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