The Astonishing Color of After

The Astonishing Color of After

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After her mother's suicide, grief-stricken Leigh Sanders travels to Taiwan to stay with grandparents she never met, determined to find her mother who she believes turned into a bird.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316463997
031646399X
Branch Call Number: YA FICTION Pan Emily 03/2018
Characteristics: 472 pages ;,22 cm

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After her mother's suicide, grief-stricken Leigh Sanders travels to Taiwan to stay with grandparents she never met, determined to find her mother who she believes turned into a bird.

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JCLHebahA Jun 13, 2018

Haunting read about searching for both roots and reasons in the aftermath of suicide. Grief is a messy thing, and Leigh's journey is a powerful one with no easy answers. The magical realism works hand-in-hand with her synesthesia and the disconcerting sense of being a stranger in a strange countr... Read More »

"Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird." Yep, sign me up. I'm totally reading that.


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JCLHebahA Jun 13, 2018

Haunting read about searching for both roots and reasons in the aftermath of suicide. Grief is a messy thing, and Leigh's journey is a powerful one with no easy answers. The magical realism works hand-in-hand with her synesthesia and the disconcerting sense of being a stranger in a strange country, creating a hazy sense of atmosphere, both literal and emotional.

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