Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
by Chris Bohjalian


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A heartbreaking, wildly inventive, and moving novel narrated by a teenage runaway, from the bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls.

A Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Best Book of the Year

Emily Shepard is on the run; the nuclear plant where her father worked has suffered a cataclysmic meltdown, and all fingers point to him. Now, orphaned, homeless, and certain that she's a pariah, Emily's taken to hiding out on the frigid streets of Burlington, Vermont, creating a new identity inspired by her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson.

Then she meets Cameron. Nine years old and with a string of foster families behind him, he sparks something in Emily, and she protects him with a fierceness she didn't know she possessed. But when an emergency threatens the fledgling home she's created, Emily realizes that she can't hide forever.

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Overview

A heartbreaking, wildly inventive, and moving novel narrated by a teenage runaway, from the bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls.

A Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Best Book of the Year

Emily Shepard is on the run; the nuclear plant where her father worked has suffered a cataclysmic meltdown, and all fingers point to him. Now, orphaned, homeless, and certain that she's a pariah, Emily's taken to hiding out on the frigid streets of Burlington, Vermont, creating a new identity inspired by her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson.

Then she meets Cameron. Nine years old and with a string of foster families behind him, he sparks something in Emily, and she protects him with a fierceness she didn't know she possessed. But when an emergency threatens the fledgling home she's created, Emily realizes that she can't hide forever.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780307743930
  • ISBN-10: 0307743934
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds

Series: Vintage Contemporaries

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