Author(s): Joanna Glen
'YOU'RE NOT LOST. YOU'RE JUST LOOKING.
Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in. At six, she's memorising the dictionary. At seven, she's correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi. And now that she's an adult, Augusta has no interest in the goings-on of the small town where she lives with her parents and her beloved twin sister, Julia.
When an unspeakable tragedy upends everything in Augusta's life, she's propelled headfirst into the unknown. She's determined to find where she belongs – but what if her true home, and heart, are half a world away?
‘Heartening and hopeful' Jess Kidd, author of Things in Jars
‘Mesmerizingly beautiful' Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus
‘An extraordinary masterpiece' Anstey Harris, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton
Augusta Hope has always been far ahead of her age, seeming like a little genius but never able to find her place in the world. As an adult a shocking tragedy turns her life upside down. Glen's debut is poetic and skilful with a boatload of emotion.
Elisa, Book Grocer