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JUVENILE FICTION

250 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $12.99 (CA $17.99) (US $12.99)

Publication Date: November 2020

ISBN 9781735037905

Rights: WOR

CORINNA PRESS (Nov 2020)

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Overview

A stunning debut about one girl's journey through loss and grief. Corinna's world is crushed after her mother dies of cancer. How does she get through the funeral, trays of ziti, a father who can't communicate, the first day of school, Mother's Day, people who don't know what to say, and the entire eighth-grade year? Despite her alienation from many of her peers, including her best friend, she succeeds in finding support. She dares to bare her innermost fears, hurts, and wishes, and even allows herself to have a flowering crush on a boy in the school band. She also finds out deep secrets about her mother which she never knew. It's a year that will change Corinna's life forever.

Author Biography

Carole Sonnenfeld Geithner has over 20 years of experience as aclinical social worker in schools and a university, hospitals, counselingagencies, and private practice with children, teens, and adults,many of whom had childhoods shaped by significant loss. In additionto her clinical practice, she leads Writing to Heal workshops fornon-profit service organizations, including Gilda’s Club Westchester.She currently lives in New York. This is her first novel. You canvisit her online at www.carolegeithner.com.