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From acclaimed author Laura Ruby comes a fascinating, powerful, and wholly original novel about a beautiful young woman, a haunted young man, and a secretive Midwestern town.

Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps—gaps to trip you up, gaps to slide through so you can disappear forever. So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. After all, it wasn’t the first time that someone had slipped away and left Finn and Sean O’Sullivan on their own. Just a few years ago, their mother hightailed it to Oregon for a brand-new guy, a brand-new life. That’s just how things go, the people said. Who are you going to blame?

Finn knows that’s not what happened with Roza. He knows she was kidnapped, ripped from the cornfields by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember. But the searches turn up nothing, and no one believes him anymore. Not even Sean, who has more reason to find Roza than anyone and every reason to blame Finn for letting her go.

As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap—their melancholy pasts, their terrifying presents, their uncertain futures—Laura Ruby weaves a heartbreaking tale of love and loss, magic and mystery, regret and forgiveness—a story about how the face the world sees is never the sum of who we are.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Ruby] is capable of moving you to tears, terrifying you on deep and dreamlike levels, and making your heart shout with happiness.”

    E. Lockhart, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Lush and original…it’s a novel about actual changes in worldview, and all its science and myth and realism and magic are marshaled, finally, to answer crucial questions about empathy and difference and the ways we see the people we love.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “In Ruby’s refined and delicately crafty hand, reality and fantasy don’t fall neatly into place. She compellingly muddles the two together right through to the end…Wonder, beauty, imperfection, cruelty, love, and pain are all inextricably linked but bewitchingly so.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Told from the viewpoints of multiple Bone Gap citizens, this inventive modern fable whimsically combines elements of folklore, mythology, romance, and feminism…Refreshingly original.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Prepare for the extraordinary. Narrator Dan Bittner does an exceptional job guiding listeners through this compelling novel of love and beauty, identity and power. His narration flows like a river, interweaving the stories…Bittner skillfully voices characters of all ages and backgrounds. Of special note are Roza’s soft-spoken Polish-accented English and the kidnapper’s unctuous voice, which is fifty percent charm, twenty percent oil, and thirty percent very disturbing. This is a must listen—a consummate blend of text and voice. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “It is a rare book that sits comfortably on the shelf with the works of Twain, McCullers, Conroy, Stephen King, and D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths—rarer still that a novel combines elements of these authors together. Bone Gap does just this, to superb effect.”

    School Library Journal

  • “One part magical realism and two parts fantasy…The real magic in Bone Gap is the discovery of love, an idea many stories misrepresent but Bone Gap explores with the utmost honesty and truth.”

    VOYA

  • A thoroughly unforgettable experience.”

    Franny Billingsley, award-winning author of The Folk Keeper and Chime

  • “With lyrical and often stunning prose, Laura Ruby delivers a magical love story and chilling thriller with a cast of characters both surprising and endearing. Bone Gap will haunt you.”

    Steve Brezenoff, author of Brooklyn, Burning

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A National Book Award Finalist
  • Winner of the 2016 Michael L. Printz Award
  • A 2016 YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
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