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And We Stay

By: Jenny Hubbard
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Imprint: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 9780385740579
2014-01-28 - $16.99

The Morris Award-winning author of Paper Covers Rock delivers another stunning boarding school novel about the aftermath of suicide, female friendship, and romantic tragedy.


When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend, Emily Beam, and then takes his own life. Soon after, angry and guilt-ridden Emily is sent to boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where two quirky fellow students and the spirit of Emily Dickinson offer helping hands. But it is up to Emily Beam to heal her own damaged self, to find the good behind the bad, hope inside the despair, and springtime under the snow.


“A gentle, lyrical story of incomprehensible sorrow faced with quiet courage.”—Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author

“Hubbard treats tragedy and new beginnings with a skilled, delicate hand.”—John Corey Whaley, author of Where Things Come Back, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award

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“As graceful as a feather drifting down, this lyrical story delivers a deep journey of healing on a tragic theme.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

<STARRED REVIEW>And We Stay is a little gem of a book. . . . there is certainly something for anyone looking for a good read with a strong, believable female lead who is working her hardest to overcome tragedy.”—School Library Journal, Starred

“Hubbard’s writing is elegant and emotional.”—Publisher’s Weekly

“This novel is accomplished, polished, and mixes prose and poetry to stunning effect.”—Booklist

“Hubbard . . . captures perfectly the turbulence of young love, the bonds of friendship, and the push-and-pull dynamic between teens and adults.”—VOYA