Rebekah Crane: Postcards for a Songbird
Please join us for a reading with young adult author, Rebekah Crane!
About "Postcards for a Songbird":
Rebekah Crane’s beautifully written novels are raw, emotionally resonant, quietly powerful, and full of heart. Her characters feel like people you know, love, and deeply care for. They are your best friend from high school, the girl who sat behind you in band, your quirky cousin you shared summers with, and the crush you daydreamed about during third period. Fans of John Green, Rainbow Rowell, and wonderful realistic fiction need to meet (and fall in love) with Crane’s characters...
Everyone eventually leaves Wren Plumley. First it was her mother, then her best friend, and then her sister. Now living with only her cop father and her scattered dreams, Wren feels stranded, like a songbird falling in a storm.
When Wilder, a sickly housebound teen, moves in next door, Wren finally finds what she’s always wanted—a person who can’t leave. But a chance meeting with Luca, the talkative, crush-worthy boy in her driver’s ed class, has Wren wondering if maybe she’s too quick to push people away. Soon, Wren finds herself caught between the safety of a friendship and a love worth fighting for.
Wren starts to dream again. But when postcards begin arriving from her sister, Wren must ultimately confront why her mother left fourteen years before and why her sister followed in her footsteps. For her new life to take flight, Wren will have to reconcile the heartbreaking beauty of lost dreams and the beautiful heartbreak of her new reality.
About Rebekah Crane:
Rebekah Crane is the author of several critically acclaimed young-adult novels, including The Infinite Pieces of Us, The Upside of Falling Down, The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland, Aspen (currently being adapted by Life Out Loud Films), and Playing Nice. Crane is a former high school English teacher who found a passion for writing young-adult fiction while studying secondary English education at Ohio University. After living and teaching in six different cities, Crane finally settled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to write novels and work on screenplays. A yoga instructor and the mother of two girls, Crane spends many of her days tucked behind a laptop at 7,500 feet, where the altitude only enhances the writing experience. To learn more about Crane, visit www.rebekahcrane.com, or follow her on Twitter @RebekahCrane.
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