The strange & beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender /

Born with bird wings, Ava Lavender is well aware that love has long made fools of her family. When pious Nathaniel Sorrows mistakes her bird wings for angel wings, 16-year-old Ava faces the man's growing obsession, which comes to a head with the rain and feathers that fly through the air during...

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Main Author: Walton, Leslye J. (Author)
Language: English
Published: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
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Format: Printed Book Book Fiction
Summary: Born with bird wings, Ava Lavender is well aware that love has long made fools of her family. When pious Nathaniel Sorrows mistakes her bird wings for angel wings, 16-year-old Ava faces the man's growing obsession, which comes to a head with the rain and feathers that fly through the air during a nighttime summer solstice celebration.
Physical Description: 301 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
ISBN: 0763665665
9780763665661
Author Notes: Leslye Walton says that The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender began as a short story that came to her while listening to a song. She has an MA in writing, and this is her first novel. Walton is a native of Tacoma, Washington, and she currently teaches middle school in Seattle.