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August 2019 Young Adult Fiction

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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date:Aug 20, 2019 Carton Quantity:12 $23.99 CAD
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As Many Nows as I Can Get
By (author): Shana Youngdahl
9780525553854 Hardcover English Young Adult : Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse Aug 20, 2019
$23.99 CAD
Active 5.75 x 8.56 x 1.38 in | 1.18 lb 432 pages Dial Books for Young Readers Dial Books
A Seventeen Best Book of the Year

A New York Public Library Top Ten Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Best Book of the Year

“A daring, inventive story about love and loss and longing, reminding us that every choice can be a new chance. A dazzling, not-to-be-missed debut.”—Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces


In one impulsive moment the summer before they leave for college, overachievers Scarlett and David plunge into a brief and irresistible swirl of romance, particle physics, and questionable decisions.

Scarlett and David have known each other all their lives in small-town Graceville, Colorado, where David is just another mountain in the background, until, one day, he is suddenly so much more than part of the landscape. Magnetic, spontaneous, David is a gravitational force. And Scarlett, pragmatic, wry, eye on the future, welcomes the pull he has on her even as she resists it.

Moving between the present and the past, this is the story of a seemingly grounded girl who’s pulled into a lightning-strike romance with an electric-charged boy, and the enormity of the aftermath. Smart, bold, and emotionally deep, Shana Youngdahl’s debut explores grief, guilt, and reconciling who you think you need to be with the person you’ve been all along. It’s an aching, transporting reminder that between the past that shapes us and the unknowable future, we have only the present to forgive ourselves and forge ahead.

“A story you won’t forget.” —Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door

“Mystery…Heartbreak…Hope…Readers will not be able to put this one down.”--SLJ

“Vivid” —Seventeen.com

“You’ll speed read through [it]”—PopSugar

“John Green-like, intelligent and peppered with witty repartee”—Booklist

“Heartbreaking, exquisitely crafted”—Estelle Laure, author of This Raging Light

“Deeply authentic…Marvelously complex…Readers shouldn’t miss [it]”Kirkus, starred review

“A complex, compassionately written love story”PW

“A definite purchase and must read.”—VOYA

“Perfect.”—Book Page

For fans of All The Bright Places: The relationship that blossoms between Scarlett and David is visceral, complicated, and more fraught than either of them first realizes. Readers who rooted for Violet and Finch will be drawn to this realistic, nuanced portrayal of teen love.

A unique approach to structure: Scarlett’s fascination with physics and time shapes her worldview and the novel itself. The non-linear chapters dip in and out of Scarlett’s last few years of high school and first year of college.

A timely look at addiction: Through the charismatic, vulnerable magnetism of David, Shana Youngdahl brings a face and a deep sense of humanity to the nation’s opioid crisis and, in doing so, depicts the far-reaching devastation of addiction.

A road-trip story in two parts: Scarlett spontaneously drives the Great Divide with David the summer before college, and drives cross-country with roommate Mina to reclaim her future the summer after. The tension between the two very different journeys propels the plot and Scarlett’s growth.

Smart kids acting out: Scarlett and her cohort are at the top of their class, leaders in their community, but they also party irresponsibly. This representation of overachievers is both honest and seldom seen in the pages of YA.

Small-town USA: Based on the author’s own hometown, Scarlett lives in a small, mostly working-class, mostly conservative town hit hard by the closure of its plumbing parts manufacturing plant—so different from the suburbs and big cities we see most in contemporary YA.

A debut author to watch: Shana Youngdahl has the grit and the goods and something to say—definitely an author to watch.

Shana Youngdahl is a poet and author who teaches writing at the University of Maine at Farmington and directs the Longfellow Young Writers’ Workshop. One of her greatest joys is helping people embrace the stories they need to tell. Shana lives with her husband, two daughters, and two cats in Maine. As Many Nows as I Can Get is her debut novel.

Author Residence: Farmington, ME

Author Hometown: Paradise, CA

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Author Social Media: Twitter: @ShanaYoungdahl

“A daring, inventive story about love and loss and longing, reminding us that every choice can be a new chance. A dazzling, not-to-be-missed debut.“ —Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces

”You’ll speed read through [it].“ —PopSugar

“Good plot twists and surprising emotional connections…John Green–like, intelligent and peppered with witty repartee. Recommended.” —Booklist

“Real relationships, timeless loss, and a story you won’t forget.” —Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door

”Vivid.“ —Seventeen.com

★ ”Grief, addiction, first loves, and traveling an unplanned road are among the many themes explored in this debut novel…. Heartfelt yet often sardonic…deeply authentic…[and] marvelously complex…[A] smart, poignant story that…readers shouldn’t miss.“ Kirkus (starred review)

”If you like HBO’s Euphoria? You should give this a try.“ —Culturess

”Mystery…Heartbreak…Hope…Readers will not be able to put this one down.“ SLJ

“A complex, compassionately written love story.” —Publishers Weekly

“Time is relative in this unique blend of romance and drama…. A definite purchase and must read.” —VOYA

“This heartbreaking, exquisitely crafted story captures the moments of intersection between choice and regret, the circular nature of grief, and everything that is nuanced about being a person.” —Estelle Laure, author of This Raging Light

”YA literature, some say, is about the moments when one state of being changes to another. In its structure and its story, As Many Nows as I Can Get is a perfect example of this sometimes bumpy, sometimes poignant transition." —BookPage

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