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Author: Laura Ruby Narrator: Dan Bittner Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9780062368096
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National Book Award Finalist * Printz Award Winner for Best Young Adult Book of the Year

“Ruby’s novel deserves to be read and reread. It is powerful, beautiful, extraordinary.”—School Library Journal

Everyone knows Bone Gap is full of gaps.

So when young, beautiful Roza went missing, the people of Bone Gap weren’t surprised. But Finn knows what really happened to Roza. He knows she was kidnapped by a dangerous man whose face he cannot remember.

As we follow the stories of Finn, Roza, and the people of Bone Gap, acclaimed author Laura Ruby weaves a tale of the ways in which 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.”


  • “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.”


  • 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

  • “Magical realism is a beloved subgenre, often difficult to pull off. Ruby’s latest excels at combining the everyday with the mystical, pulling you in and not letting go until the final, fantastical conclusion. Her characters are vivid and wonderful, her story a fable, but not. This one’s a winner.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • 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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About the Author

Laura Ruby is the author of books for adults, teens, and children, including the Printz Award-winning and National Book Award finalist Bone Gap, the Edgar-nominated mystery Lily’s Ghosts, the Book Sense Pick Good Girls, and the acclaimed novels York, Play Me, and Bad Apple. She is on the faculty of Hamline University’s MFAprogram in writing for children and young adults.

About the Narrator

Dan Bittner is an actor and voice talent and winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards for audio narration. He has starred on stage and on the screen, in movies such as Men in Black, Adventureland, and the Producers: The Movie Musical. He has also appeared onstage as Macbeth and Sherlock Holmes in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.