S E Grove: The Glass Sentence

The Glass Sentence


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A New York Times Best SellerAn Indiebound Best SellerA Kids' Next Top Ten BookA Summer/Fall 2014 Indies Introduce New Voices SelectionA Junior Library Guild SelectionOne of Publishers Weekly s Best Summer Reads Not since Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass have I seen such an original and compelling world built inside a book. Megan Whalen Turner, New York Times best-selling author of A Conspiracy of Kings She has only seen the world through maps. She had no idea they were so dangerous. Boston, 1891. Sophia Tims comes from a family of explorers and cartologers who, for generations, have been traveling and mapping the New World a world changed by the Great Disruption of 1799, when all the continents were flung into different time periods. Eight years ago, her parents left her with her uncle Shadrack, the foremost cartologer in Boston, and went on an urgent mission. They never returned. Life with her brilliant, absent-minded, adored uncle has taught Sophia to take care of herself. Then Shadrack is kidnapped. And Sophia, who has rarely been outside of Boston, is the only one who can search for him. Together with Theo, a refugee from the West, she travels over rough terrain and uncharted ocean, encounters pirates and traders, and relies on a combination of Shadrack s maps, common sense, and her own slantwise powers of observation. But even as Sophia and Theo try to save Shadrack s life, they are in danger of losing their own. The Glass Sentence plunges readers into a time and place they will not want to leave, and introduces them to a heroine and hero they will take to their hearts. It is a remarkable debut. I think The Glass Sentence is absolutely marvelous. It s the best book I ve read in a long time. The world-building is so convincing, the plot so fast-moving and often surprising, and the ideas behind the novel so completely original. I love this book. Nancy Farmer, National Book Award-winning author of The House of the Scorpion I loved it! So imaginative! Nancy Pearl An exuberantly imagined cascade of unexplored worlds, inscribed in prose and detail as exquisite as the ... maps young Sophia uses to navigate such unpredictable landscapes. A book like a pirate's treasure hoard for map lovers like me." Elizabeth Wein, New York Times best-selling author of Code Name Verity Brilliant in concept, breathtaking in scale and stellar in its worldbuilding; this is a world never before seen in fiction . . . Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare. Kirkus Reviews, starred review A thrilling, time-bending debut . . . It s a cracking adventure, and Grove bolsters the action with commentary on xenophobia and government for hire, as well as a fascinating system of map magic. Publishers Weekly, starred review"

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  • Now updated to include newer maps and photos -and lighter in weight to support carefree traveling- this comprehensive guidebook to the Camino de Santiago and its offshoots contains all the information needed by modern-day pilgrims wishing to walk the sacred Way of St. James. Overview route planners plus daily stage maps and detailed town plans help sojourners with all the advance preparation they need. The maps feature contour guides to help distinguish the terrain that will be crossed each day, while full information on all pilgrim hostels, as well as details for alternative accommodation, allow travelers to plot adequate nightly stopping points. All reference information is accompanied by helpful spiritual guidelines to support the seeker's inner journey as well as the outer pilgrimage. Otherwise known as the Camino Frances, the main route covered in this volume is the most popular sacred route through Spain, from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago.


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    Author: S E Grove
    Number of Pages: 489 pages
    Published Date: 26 Jun 2014
    Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
    Publication Country: New York, NY, United States
    Language: English
    ISBN: 9780670785025
    Download Link: Click Here
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