Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

by Chris Bohjalian | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0385534841 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingLadyIndigowing of Orange, New South Wales Australia on 7/12/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingLadyIndigowing from Orange, New South Wales Australia on Friday, July 12, 2019
(2014)
A heartbreaking, wildly inventive, and moving novel narrated by a teenage runaway, from the bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls.

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless teen living in an igloo made of ice and trash bags filled with frozen leaves. Half a year earlier, a nuclear plant in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom had experienced a cataclysmic meltdown, and both of Emily's parents were killed. Devastatingly, her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault. Was he drunk when it happened? Thousands of people are forced to flee their homes in the Kingdom; rivers and forests are destroyed; and Emily feels certain that as the daughter of the most hated man in America, she is in danger. So instead of following the social workers and her classmates after the meltdown, Emily takes off on her own for Burlington, where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the floor of a drug dealer's apartment, and inventing a new identity for herself -- an identity inspired by her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson. When Emily befriends a young homeless boy named Cameron, she protects him with a ferocity she didn't know she had. But she still can't outrun her past, can't escape her grief, can't hide forever - and so she comes up with the only plan that she can.

A story of loss, adventure, and the search for friendship in the wake of catastrophe, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is one of Chris Bohjalian's finest novels to date - breathtaking, wise, and utterly transporting.

Journal Entry 2 by wingLadyIndigowing at Orange, New South Wales Australia on Friday, July 12, 2019
awards

initially i thought this book had won some awards - but it may not have - if i cannot find any, i'll delete this je

Journal Entry 3 by wingLadyIndigowing at Orange, New South Wales Australia on Friday, July 12, 2019
tagged amberc in the australasia wishlist tag

happy reading

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edit to add 22/7 - i was hoping to have another wishlist title read to send with this one - not read yet (not even started!) so the tag travels without it - i shall send that another time and that'll be a surprise..

Journal Entry 4 by wingLadyIndigowing at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 22, 2019

Released 6 mos ago (7/23/2019 UTC) at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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happy reading

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Journal Entry 5 by wingamberCwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Thursday, August 01, 2019
Arrived today. Thanks for tagging me.

Journal Entry 6 by wingamberCwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Thursday, August 22, 2019
Gripping, fast paced and imaginative story that is all too believable.

Journal Entry 7 by wingamberCwing at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Released 5 mos ago (8/22/2019 UTC) at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia

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You've been tagged! Wishlist Tag release.

Journal Entry 8 by jeniwren at Greigs Flat, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, September 07, 2019
Thanks for the tag. Arrived yesterday.

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