THE BRAID (Young Adult: 12 and up)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux / Frances Foster Books
"...this gem of a book ultimately tackles age-old issues of teen pregnancy, death, poverty, and first love in a timeless manner."
School Library Journal, starred
A novel-in-poems for Young Adults
Two sisters, Sarah and Jeannie, are separated during the Highland Clearances in Scotland in 1850. Their stories are told in alternating narrative poems, braided at the edges in a form invented for this book, inspired by Celtic knotwork.