"Air. This exquisite novel will have you gasping for it. Valentine's heartbreak and her desperate race through the jungles of Thailand had me holding my breath, smiling and weeping, despairing and hopeful. The World on Either Side is a heart-pounding journey to healing and love." - Barbara Radecki, author of The Darkhouse
"With a compelling voice and eye for evocative detail, Diane Terrana captures the rawness of grief and the dislocation of being a stranger in a strange land. Valentine's journey is part vivid travelogue, part healing odyssey, part high-stakes adventure, astutely narrated and punctuated with poetry, geopolitics and humor. A work of refreshing moral complexity about characters seeking atonement and redemption—and finding the courage it takes to love and to live." - Trilby Kent, Governor General's Literary Award finalist for Once, in a Town Called Moth
"[An] ultimately hopeful tale of grief and redemption." - Kirkus Reviews
“The characters are well developed...an exciting read with a compelling plot.” - School Library Journal
“Teachers of history, geography, or world cultures could use it to explore intercultural oppression around the world, both historically and in modern times, as well as the beliefs and practices of Buddhism and the worldwide problem of poaching. Counselors might also use this book to inspire discussions with students who have lost a close friend or loved one...Its exotic setting and themes of hope and healing resonate.” - School Library Connection
“Sure to be enjoyed by many kinds of readers. It is at once a thrilling adventure story, a heartbreaking romance, and an engaging current issues exploration. Highly Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials
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