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Tender Morsels

Written by Margo LanaganAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Margo Lanagan


· Knopf Books for Young Readers
· Hardcover · Ages 14 and up
· October 14, 2008 · $16.99 · 978-0-375-84811-7 (0-375-84811-8)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, a world given to her in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters grow up in this soft place, protected from the violence that once harmed their mother. But the real world cannot be denied forever—magicked men and wild bears break down the borders of Liga’s refuge. Now, having known Heaven, how will these three women survive in a world where beauty and brutality lie side by side?

QUOTES

Starred Review, Booklist, August 1, 2008:
“A marvel to read and will only further solidify Lanagan’s place at the very razor’ s edge of YA speculative fiction.”

Starred Review, The Horn Book Magazine, September/October 2008:
"Lanagan's poetic style and her masterful employment of mythic imagery give this story of transformation and healing extraordinary depth and beauty."

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, September 8, 2008:
"Lanagan explores the savage and the gentlest sides of human nature, and how they coexist."

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2008:
"By turns horrifying and ribald, witty and wise, this tour de force of a novel almost demands multiple readings to fully appreciate each of its layers."

Starred Review, School Library Journal, November 2008:
"Beautifully written and surprising, this is a novel not to be missed."

AWARDS

WINNER 2008 - School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
WINNER 2008 - Booklist Children's Editors' Choice
WINNER 2008 - Horn Book Fanfare
WINNER 2008 - Kirkus Reviews Best Young Adult Books
WINNER 2008 - Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
WINNER 2008 - Amazon Best of the Year
NOMINEE 2008 - Shirley Jackson Award-Novel category
WINNER 2009 - Michael L. Printz Honor Book
WINNER - ALA Best Books for Young Adults

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Margo Lanagan’s story collection, Red Spikes, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book and a Horn Book Fanfare, and Black Juice was a Printz Honor Book. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

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