Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) for Young Readers
Release Date: April 4, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Eden Jones, a 17-year-old girl, feels lost after surviving a near fatal accident. Unable to connect with her family and friends, Eden forms an unlikely relationship with Joe, a boy who comes to the hospital to visit Jasmine, a friend who may soon be gone forever. Eden is the only person who can get through to Jasmine, but is she brave enough to face a world that’s bigger and more magical than she ever would have allowed?
But Then I Came Back by Estelle Laure channels the same poetic language as her debut novel, This Raging Light. Themes of perseverance and lost connects them, in addition to the familiar characters you'll meet. As a companion piece, it stops there, because in truth, But Then I Came Back is a new story, a new journey - Eden's journey.
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Estelle Laure is a Vonnegut worshipper who believes in love and magic and the power of facing hard truths. She has a BA in Theater Arts from New Mexico State University and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and thinks everyone should have to wait tables or work in a kitchen at least once in their lives. She lives in Taos, New Mexico with her children.
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