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About Nina LaCour
Nina LaCour is the bestselling and Michael L. Printz Award-winning author of Yerba Buena, Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle, We Are Okay, Watch Over Me, Hold Still, The Disenchantments, and Everything Leads to You. She is also the co-author of You Know Me Well, a novel written in collaboration with David Levithan, and a contributor to numerous anthologies, including Summer Days and Summer Nights, edited by Stephanie Perkins.
She lives in San Francisco.
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Al otro lado de la ciudad, Emilie Dubois está estancada, anhelando la belleza y la comunidad que sus abuelos criollos cultivaron, pero incapaz de comprometerse con nada. En un arrebato, acepta un trabajo componiendo arreglos florales en el glamuroso restaurante Yerba Buena y se embarca en una aventura amorosa con la dueña casada.
La mañana en que Emilie y Sara se conocen en Yerba Buena, su conexión es inmediata. Pero el dolor que ambas mujeres albergan y las decisiones que han tomado en el pasado las separan una y otra vez. Cuando la antigua vida de Sara llama a su puerta, poniendo en duda todas sus creencias, lo hace en el preciso momento en que Emilie consigue comprender su propósito vital. Y entonces deberán decidir si su amor es más fuerte que sus pasados.
Tan exquisita como expansiva, asombrosa en humanidad y sensibilidad, Yerba Buena es una historia de amor de nuestro tiempo y un viaje transformadora través de las vidas de dos mujeres que intentan encontrar un lugar, o a alguien, a quien llamar hogar.
"The book is a sensory feast, teeming with vivid detail: the smells of rain-soaked dirt and magnolia blossoms, the flavors of blistered corn and caramelized orange peel, the chill of a walk-in refrigerator." New York Times
"Yerba Buena is at turns decadent and spare, intimate and elusive, as balanced, fragrant, and masterfully crafted as a fine cocktail in the hands of someone mysterious and beautiful. This book is a precious thing." - Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop
When Sara Foster runs away from home at sixteen, she leaves behind not only the losses that have shattered her world but the girl she once was, capable of trust and intimacy. Years later, in Los Angeles, she is a sought-after bartender, renowned as much for her brilliant cocktails as for the mystery that clings to her.
Across the city, Emilie Dubois is in a holding pattern. In her seventh year and fifth major as an undergraduate, she yearns for the beauty and community her Creole grandparents cultivated but is unable to commit. On a whim, she takes a job arranging flowers at the glamorous restaurant Yerba Buena and embarks on an affair with the married owner.
When Sara catches sight of Emilie one morning at Yerba Buena, their connection is immediate. But the damage both women carry, and the choices they have made, will pull them apart again and again.
At once exquisite and expansive, astonishing in its humanity and heart, Yerba Buena is a love story about two women finding their way in the world.
Readers will experience Nina LaCour’s beautifully written piece about two Bay Area girls meeting via a cranky customer service Tweet, Sara Shepard’s glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, Nicola Yoon’s imaginative take on break-ups and make-ups, Katie Cotugno’s story of two teens hiding out from the police at a house party, and Huntley Fitzpatrick’s charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner. There’s futuristic flirting from Kass Morgan and Katharine McGee, a riveting transgender heroine from Meredith Russo, a subway missed connection moment from Jocelyn Davies, and a girl determined to get out of her small town from Ibi Zoboi. Jennifer Armentrout writes a sweet story about finding love from a missing library book, Emery Lord has a heartwarming and funny tale of two girls stuck in an airport, Dhonielle Clayton takes a thoughtful, speculate approach to pre-destined love, and Julie Murphy dreams up a fun twist on reality dating show contestants.
This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.
Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that’s why she said yes. Yes to a second chance in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below. But she hadn’t known about the ghosts.
Newly graduated from high school, Mila has aged out of the foster-care system. So when she’s offered a job and a place to live on an isolated part of the Californian coast, she immediately accepts. Maybe she will finally find a new home—a real home. The farm is a refuge, but it’s also haunted by the past. And Mila’s own memories are starting to rise to the surface.
Nina LaCour, the award–winning author of We Are Okay, delivers another emotional knockout with Watch Over Me, a modern ghost story about trauma and survival, chosen family and rebirth.
Nina LaCour is the author of the widely acclaimed novels Hold Still, The Disenchantments, Everything Leads to You, You Know Me Well (with David Levithan) and We Are Okay. She is also the host of Keeping a Notebook: A Podcast on Writing and founder of the Slow Novel Lab. Nina lives with her family in San Francisco, California.
'This book is so presentient about the times we suddenly find ourselves in that I could feel the presence of my own ghost as I read it. Every sentence is a gift. Nina LaCour writes an enchanted world in which the resonances come from us, from our own need to mend what’s broken inside us. Watch Over Me is a fairytale for who we are now, showing us a way to live in this world.’ Penni Russon
You Know Me Well is a tender and joyful young-adult novel tracing the powerful friendship of two lovesick teenagers—a gay boy, Mark, and a lesbian girl, Katie—over the course of Pride Week in San Francisco. Told in alternating chapters, You Know Me Well explores how Mark and Katie help one another overcome heartbreak, fractured friendships and the dizzying speeds of change.
David Levithan is an award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of young-adult books, including Every Day, Two Boys Kissing, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green). He lives in New Jersey and spends his days in New York, editing and publishing other people’s books.
Nina LaCour is the author of three critically acclaimed young-adult novels: Hold Still, The Disenchantments and Everything Leads to You. Nina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her wife and their daughter.
‘A heartfelt story of two teens coming to terms with who they are and what they want their futures to hold. It’s an honest, emotional ode to love and friendship.’ Bookish Manicurist
‘So perfectly written by both authors!’ Dolly
‘The relationships are complex, messy and heartfelt and there is an overriding theme of self-acceptance right through the novel…It’s the kind of novel young adults (and many older ones) need to read, to understand that love is love–no matter what.’ Magpies
A little girl stays home with Mama when Mommy goes off on a work trip in this tender, inviting story that will resonate with every child who has missed a parent.
For one little girl, there’s no place she’d rather be than sitting between Mama and Mommy. So when Mommy goes away on a work trip, it’s tricky to find a good place at the table. As the days go by, Mama brings her to the library, they watch movies, and all of them talk on the phone, but she still misses Mommy as deep as the ocean and as high as an astronaut up in the stars. As they pass by a beautiful garden, the girl gets an idea . . . but when Mommy finally comes home, it takes a minute to shake off the empty feeling she felt all week before leaning in for a kiss. Michael L. Printz Award winner Nina LaCour thoughtfully renders a familiar, touching story of a child who misses a parent, illustrated by Kaylani Juanita, whose distinctive style brings charm and playfulness to this delightful family of three.
Eine Freundschaft in Regenbogenfarben
Sie kennen sich nur flüchtig, bis sie sich eines Nachts zufällig in einem Club in San Francisco begegnen: Mark, der sich gerade völlig umsonst zum Affen gemacht hat, um seinen besten Freund zu beeindrucken – und Kate, die vor dem Mädchen ihrer Träume weggelaufen ist. Verloren im Chaos ihrer Gefühle beschließen die beiden, von nun an zusammenzuhalten. Gemeinsam stürzen sie sich ins kunterbunte Getümmel der Pride Week und lernen zwischen wilden Partys und Liebeskummer, was wahre Freundschaft bedeutet.
Das Tagebuch der besten Freundin ist tabu. Es sei denn, die Freundin hat sich das Leben genommen und das Büchlein unter deinem Bett versteckt. Dann musst du es lesen. Verstörend, hoffnungsleer und voller Sehnsucht – ein Abschied in Skizzen und kurzen Briefen. Ein Abschied vom Leben. Du bleibst allein zurück, allein mit deiner Trauer und dem Unverständnis für die Entscheidung deiner Freundin. Doch du hättest sie nicht retten können. Und du kannst lernen, wieder nach vorn zu sehen. So wie Caitlin.