Seller: Ellen Kushner
Offered: From the personal collection of Ellen Kushner, the Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of award-winning author Nancy Werlin's magical YA novel, Extraordinary -- which Nancy so generously sent her, since they'd been talking about "how you could possibly do a novel that combined contemporary YA teen romance with Faerie and being Jewish?"
"An epic tale of faerie, full of love, lies, betrayal and (most of all) friendship. Werlin’s themes include abusive relationships, religious tolerance and the intricacies of female friendship. A heartbreaking story of the difference between being ordinary and extraordinary." -Romantic Times (four stars, Sept. 2010)
Top Ten Autumn 2010 Kids' Indie Next List: “What on the surface is a highly enjoyable story of suspense involving a covert mission of faery siblings and the mysterious debt that must be paid by a human teen, becomes a subtle yet vital examination of dating violence and esteem issues in adolescent girls. This should be on high school reading lists everywhere. Extraordinary, indeed!” —Beth Simpson, Cornerstone Books, Salem, MA
Can be signed ("From the Library of...") by both Ellen & Delia (we both read it!) if you want, since Ellen will be mailing it from her (somewhat messy) desk. If you want The Author to inscribe it, too, well . . . We'll ask!
Opening bid: $25
Auction ends at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, December 15th 2011
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