“Glass Girl offers up a story of mercy as vast and unending as the Wyoming sky. A delicately powerful book.”
~Darby Karchut, author of Griffin Rising and Finn Finnegan.
“Kurk's literary style shows a respect for her readers that challenges and inspires. Glass Girl and Perfect Glass are smart, emotional stories.”
~Nicole O'Dell, author of the Diamond Estates series
“Teeming with haunting, reflective prose, Glass Girl has utterly stolen my heart. Fans of Gayle Forman and Nina LaCour will forever be in love with this book.”
~Jennifer Murgia, author of the Angel Star series and Between These Lines
The ice cold fear I’d felt, not knowing if Wyatt was alive, pressed into the wall with other girls and surrounded by guys who were unspeakably brave, hit my body again in a wave. This was trauma—the gift that keeps on giving.
When Meg Kavanagh finds herself in the unthinkable role of grieving sister, she discovers some harsh truths—parents aren’t perfect, life’s not always sweet, and the dead don’t write back. Her famous artist mom grieves by slowly disappearing, and her dad copes by moving them to a small town in Wyoming.
What she finds in Wyoming blindsides her.
His name is Henry, and he’s a rancher’s son who pulls Meg into his larger-than-life world and shows her that the best things in life—like falling in love and finding mercy—require uncommon courage.
From young adult author Laura Anderson Kurk comes a heartfelt story of first love and family ties. Fans of Deb Caletti and Sara Zarr will appreciate Kurk’s authentically imperfect characters and emotional storytelling.
Buy Glass Girl at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Playlist Fiction. Glass Girl will be available in paperback at Amazon in December 2013!
This is a gorgeous love story, but not the kind you're expecting. PERFECT GLASS is full of depth and dimension, and is a profound look at the longing for a place to belong. --Jennifer Murgia, author of the Angel Star series and BETWEEN THESE LINES
PERFECT GLASS is Kurk's eloquent take on seeing and celebrating beauty in everyday life. --Stephanie Morrill, author of The Reinvention of Skylar Hoyt series and THE REVISED LIFE OF ELLIE SWEET
PERFECT GLASS is a breathtaking look at what it means to love, and not just romantically. The genuine, raw emotion in this book makes your heart beat faster. --Nicole O’Dell, author of The Diamond Estates series and the Scenarios for Girls series.
I couldn’t stop crying because it was so intimate, in that way I always thought being physical with him would feel. If someone had walked in they might have thought Henry was barely touching me. I knew the truth of it.
Things get messy when Meg gets involved—first with Jo Russell, the eccentric old artist, and then with Quinn O’Neill, the intriguing loner who can’t hide how he feels about Meg. Her senior year isn’t turning out like she planned, but sometimes the best parts of life happen in the in-between moments.
He commits to one year in an orphanage that needs him more than he ever dreamed. Thousands of miles from Meg and the new punk who has fallen for her, and absent from the ranch that’s in his blood, Henry Whitmire finds out what it means to trust. When you’re so far from home, it’s terrifying to realize you’re not who you thought.
But the perfect glass of calamity makes the best mirror.
From young adult author Laura Anderson Kurk comes the sequel to Glass Girl, a lyrical, multi-generational story about love that clouds the eyes, loss that haunts empty rooms, and reunions that feel like redemption.
Perfect Glass is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Playlist Fiction. Perfect Glass will be available in paperback from Amazon in December 2013!
Laura Anderson Kurk writes unconventional and bittersweet contemporary young adult. Her debut novel, Glass Girl, and its sequel, Perfect Glass, are available now from Playlist Fiction. Laura lives in Texas with her husband and two children. For more information about Laura, or her books, visit www.laurakurk.com.
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